Police officer shoots suicidal man in Henrico

By Andy Jenks - bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A late-night confrontation ended with an armed, suicidal man being shot, according to Henrico Police.

The incident unfolded shortly after midnight Tuesday on the 1500 block of Split Oak Lane. Henrico Police responded to a call for a suicidal, armed subject.

According to a police spokesperson, there was a confrontation during the response. The man was shot by a police officer, then transported to VCU Medical Center where he was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured.

Henrico Police say the case remains under investigation, and the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

Police were not immediately able to discuss what took place during the confrontation, including the type of weapon being displayed by the man.

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