Shooting suspect arrested in Short Pump; I-64 reopens

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Interstate 64 reopened and a shooting suspect was taken into custody Monday morning in Henrico County.

The hours-long overnight search for that suspect forced police to close I-64 -- west and east -- near the Pouncey Tract Road overpass in Short Pump.

The suspect is believed to be involved in a fatal Sunday night shooting in eastern Henrico.

Police responded to that shooting, in the 1800 block of East Nine Mile Road, around 10 p.m. Sunday.

When officers arrived, they found a shooting victim who later died from a gunshot wound.

That person's name has not yet been released.

About a hour later, Henrico Police were called to investigate an alarm and determined someone had stolen a truck.

Officers eventually found that truck near Glenside Drive and Bethlehem Road.

Officers pursued the truck and used a tire deflation device in an attempt to stop the driver.

The driver did not stop.

Eventually, the drive crashed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near Interstate 295 in Short Pump.

The driver, police said, exited the truck and fired shots at officers as he ran off.

The officers did not return fire.

Police shutdown the interstate as they searched for the suspect.

Some drivers were stuck on the interstate for hours while police conducted the search.

"Thank you for your patience," Henrico Police Lt. Lauren Hummel said. "I know that being stuck in traffic, especially it's Spring Break and you might have been trying to get somewhere while kids are sleeping, so thanks for your patience and letting us do our jobs."

Police eventually found and arrested the driver, near North Gayton Road, around 3:45 a.m.

Officers then reopened the interstate.

The suspect's name has not yet been released.

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