Commonwealth’s Attorney: Officer’s actions in October Wawa shooting found ‘reasonable’

Commonwealth’s Attorney: Officer’s actions in October Wawa shooting found ‘reasonable’
Officers were called to the Wawa on S. Crater Road around 1 p.m. for a shooting involving an officer from the Prince George County Police Department. (Source: NBC12)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - According to the Petersburg Commonwealth’s Attorney, the officer’s actions during an officer-involved shooting was found ‘reasonable’.

Officers were called to the Wawa on South Crater Road around 1 p.m. for a shooting involving an officer from the Prince George County Police Department.

The Virginia State Police were requested to investigate by the Prince George County Police Department with the approval of Petersburg’s Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Based on the review and analysis of the evidence conducted, the Petersburg Commonwealth’s Attorney, Tiffany Buckner, determined the officer’s decisions and actions which included the discharge of his service weapon on October 12, 2020, were reasonable in response to an imminent threat to himself and the public.

“The very thorough investigation conducted by the Virginia State Police and subsequent reports indicate there is no criminal liability on the part of the officer involved,” Buckner said in a release.

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