Off-duty Richmond sheriff's deputy hit by vehicle

Updated: Dec. 10, 2016 at 7:31 PM EST
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An off-duty Richmond Sheriff's Deputy was hit by a vehicle Saturday around 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lowe's Home Improvement store located on 1640 West Broad Street.

Police say the officer was at the store working in a security capacity when he spotted a male suspect shoplifting. He approached the man and was able to take the merchandise, but the suspect then got into a vehicle driven by another man who hit the officer with the vehicle.

The deputy was treated on the scene for a minor injury.

Police found the vehicle abandoned nearby.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804)-780-1000.

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