Robbery suspect shoots at police in Monticello Village

The Virginian-Pilot is reporting:

Police officers searching for a robbery suspect at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Ashlawn Drive were fired upon after spotting the man they were looking for, said a police spokeswoman.

At 7:39 p.m., police were searching the complex when they saw the suspect and he reportedly fired a gun at officers, said Karen Parker-Chesson, police spokeswoman. She did not know whether officers returned fire.

The man then fled on foot to East Little Creek Road and headed west but was apprehended by police a few minutes later in the 500 block of East Little Creek, she said.

His identity was being withheld because he is a person of interest in several other incidents, including the robbery that police were initially investigating.

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3 Responses to Robbery suspect shoots at police in Monticello Village

  1. addision says:

    While attending the last Wards Corner Now meeting, the police officer mentioned the best way to beat crime is to call in even non-emergency type situations. I just wanted to get an opinion on a topic that recurs on the 7900 block of East Glen Road in Monticello Village. Cars will park on this block to cross the street and enter the Denby Park neighborhood, sometimes the cars are there for hours and sometimes just a few minutes. Could this be considered suspect activity and would it be approporiate to bring it to the attention of the police?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    And on the topic of the most recent shooting, well the best thing I can say is at least the police on the scene to take care of the miscreant.

  2. Dawn C says:

    I would call the police(vice) and tell them what you are observing.It sounds like they are going over there to buy drugs or deliver them,especially if its only a few minutes.I called once on activity I thought was drug related,it took awhile for the police to watch them but they did make a bust.

  3. Addision says:

    Dawn,

    Thank you for your feedback, that was kind of what I was thinking as well.

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