PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shots were fired during a pursuit from Chesterfield County that ended in Petersburg, but there’s no sign that anyone was struck, Chesterfield County police said.
An officer tried to stop a a vehicle being driven recklessly in the West Hundred Road area near Interstate 95 on Saturday night, but it headed south on I-95, police said in a news release on Sunday. More officers joined the pursuit.
The vehicle exited the highway at Petersburg and police said people inside the vehicle were shooting at officers. The vehicle stopped abruptly and an officer pulled alongside and ordered those inside to get out with his gun drawn.
The vehicle accelerated, striking the officer’s arm and vehicle and the officer fired shots at the vehicle, police said. The vehicle circled the block and when it hit a parked vehicle, two people jumped out and ran off. There was no indication they had been shot, police said.
The officer who fired his gun is on routine administrative duty and Petersburg police will investigate the larger incident and officer-involved shooting, county police said.