Virginia State Police trooper shot, suspect manhunt ongoing

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia State Police say a manhunt continues after a shooting in Richmond that left a soldier seriously injured.

State Police officials say the trooper was shot shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday while approaching a parked car on the wrong side of the street. Officials tell The Richmond Times-Dispatch that the shooting happened after a state trooper special agent and the Richmond police officer approached the car within a public housing development.

Police say a passenger in the vehicle fired a shot and ran. The driver of the car remained at the scene and was arrested.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said officials “were just having a conversation with the people as the state police special agent was shot.”

In a tweet, Gov. Terry McAuliffe asked for prayers for the trooper.

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