Charles City deputy shot in attempted robbery at Dollar General

The suspect is still at large at this time
Charles City County Sheriff's Office is requesting everyone in the county to remain inside and...
Charles City County Sheriff's Office is requesting everyone in the county to remain inside and lock their doors while the suspect is still on the run.(WCAX)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 9:22 PM EDT
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CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - An attempted robbery of a Dollar Store in Charles City left a deputy with gunshot injuries.

At 6:49 p.m., the Charles City Sheriff’s Office responded to an attempted robbery at a Dollar General in the 10300 block of Courthouse Rd.

Authorities say gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and a deputy outside of the store. The deputy was shot in the back while wearing a bulletproof vest and is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at VCU Medical Center.

The suspect fled on foot into the woods behind the store and is still at large. The Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone in the area to take additional safety precautions and to report any suspicious behavior.

There is limited information about the shooter at this time. Deputies say he concealed his identity by wearing a face mask, hoodie and gloves.

Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call (804) 829-9265 to file a report.

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