RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia police officer is expected to recover after being shot while responding to a large, disorderly crowd.
Police spokesman Gene Lepley told news outlets the Richmond Police Department officer was responding to a call of disorderly conduct Sunday night when one of the suspects opened fire. Lepley says a bullet hit the officer while he was confronting the group. He was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Lepley says the crowd dispersed and some ran into buildings, but officers were able to take one suspect into custody for questioning.