Officer expected to recover after shot responding to 'disorderly' crowd

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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.

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