The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that Chris Perry has plans to begin demolishing a dilapidated shopping area in Wards Corner within six months. He would replace it with a shopping center anchored by Harris Teeter.
A number of Wards Corner area civic leagues, or portions thereof, have been redistricted and are now in the 100th district of the Virginia House of Delegates. The current elected representative of the 100th district is Delegate Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.
Suburban Acres Civic League’s monthly meeting on Monday evening Sep. 12 features Delegate Lewis, Jr. (D-100th) as a guest speaker. All civic leagues/residents in the Greater Wards Corner area are invited to attend and meet Delegate Lewis. The meeting is at Suburban Park Elementary School. Doors open with refreshments at 6 pm; the meeting starts at 6:30.
Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 400 block of Fort Worth Ave, dispatchers said.
The incident happened around 7 a.m., but police have not released any information.
It was unclear whether anyone was injured.
Fort Worth Avenue is near East Little Creek Road.
Update, 9/6/2011 @ 11:26am:
An officer was sent to the South Wind complex in the 400 block of Fort Worth Ave. around 7 a.m. on a report that someone was tampering with a vehicle, said Officer Chris Amos, police spokesman. The officer parked perpendicular behind the vehicle, had gotten out of his patrol car and began verbally challenging the man when he put his vehicle in reverse.
The car went backward and hit the police vehicle, pushing it into the officer, who fired, Amos said. The officer wasn’t hurt.
The man pushed the patrol car out of the way and was able to turn around and head west on Fort Worth a short distance before crashing into a vehicle parked on the street, Amos said. The officer followed, but no other shots were fired.
Police broke out the driver’s side window of the vehicle to try to help the man, who died inside the car.