Winchester Officer on Leave After Shooting at Armed Man
A Winchester Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave after shooting at an armed male early this morning (1/9/19).
The incident occurred at 12:49 a.m., when Winchester Police responded to a report of a suicidal male in the 2300 block of Tower Avenue. The first responding officer arrived on scene to find the male outside of his residence there with a handgun in his waistband. According to a release from the WPD, the individual reached for his gun, at which point the officer shot.
The male in question was not struck, and is currently in custody undergoing a mental health evaluation. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, and pursuant to WPD policy the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.
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