Winchester Police officer exchanges fire with armed suspect

WINCHESTER, VA – On July 2, 2018, Winchester Police (WPD) officers responded to a call in the 400 block of North Loudoun Street at approximately 4:48 a.m. for a report of a suicidal subject.

Officers attempted to make contact with the subject and asked him to come out of the residence. After refusing to come outside, the subject fired shots at the officers. One officer returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to the Winchester Medical Center and is being treated for his injuries. No officers were injured during the exchange.

At the request of the City of Winchester Police Department, the incident is being investigated by the Virginia State Police (VSP) Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Culpeper Field Office. The investigation remains ongoing at this time. Please contact the VSP public information officer at 540-829-7771 for further information.


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