Officer Shot While Serving Warrant In Va. Beach

Police: 1 officer shot serving warrant in Va. Beach, another injured

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A police officer was shot Tuesday morning serving a warrant in Virginia Beach, police confirm. Police spokesperson Tonya Pierce says the officer was shot around 6:30 a.m. on Ohio Avenue. Pierce says police made an announcement they were making entry into a home. The officer was shot when they went to enter the home.The officer sustained injuries classified as nonlife-threatening and was taken to the Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, according to Pierce.  Pierce says another officer sustained “very minor” injuries and was taken to hospital for evaluation. It is unclear how the second officers were injured. Brian Luciano, president of the Police Benevolent Association, tells 10 On Your Side he spoke with an ER doctor.The officer who was shot was hit in the upper body and is in surgery.The suspect has barricaded themselves inside a home on Ohio Avenue — which is not far from Naval Air Station Oceana. Pierce says officers are working to get the suspect to surrender peacefully. Jason Marks reports that neighbors say the person barricaded lives in an upstairs apartment in one of the homes and is a Military veteran. Pierce says there have been no evacuations, but citizens are being asked to avoid the area. Police say this is not an active shooter situation.This article first appeared on wavy.com
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