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BREAKING: Virginia Officer Shot Trying To Arrest Fugitive

Hampton, VA – A Hampton police officer and the suspect he was trying to arrest on a warrant from the U.S. Marshals Service were both shot on Wednesday afternoon.

Hampton Police Corporal Ernest Williams said the incident occurred on Jan. 11 near the intersection of Todds Lane and Big Bethel Road as officers attempted to arrest the fugitive from justice, the Daily Press reported.

The wounded officer and the wounded suspect were both transported to nearby hospitals.

No details about what kind of altercation led up to the shooting have been released, the Daily Press reported.

Officials have yet released any information about the medical conditions of the suspect or the officer, nor have they released their names.

UPDATE: Officials said on Wednesday night that the wounded law enforcement officer was a member of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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