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Off-duty officer kills teenage gunman in violent Xbox exchange

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va - A teenager was killed and an off-duty Richmond Police Officer was injured in an exchange of gunfire early Monday morning outside the Chestertowne Square Shopping Center.

The teenager and off-duty police officer were members of two groups who met at the Beulah Road shopping center to buy and sell a Xbox gaming system, according to Chesterfield Police.

During the 12:30 a.m. transaction, officials said the teenager pulled out a gun in an attempt to the rob the other group of men.

The off-duty police officer then pulled out his weapon and the juvenile and off-duty officer exchanged gunfire.

The juvenile was killed during the exchange.

The officer was transported to a hospital where he was treated and released.

Police have not yet released the names of those involved in the shooting.

Witnesses can send news tips and photos here.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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