PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia police officer who was shot and wounded while trying to detain a 15-year-old boy is in serious but stable condition after undergoing two surgeries.
Portsmouth Police Chief Tonya Chapman said at news conference Tuesday that the officer was shot multiple times. One bullet was stopped by her ballistic vest.
Chapman said the officer was responded to a call Monday and saw the youth, whom she knew to be a runaway. When she tried to detain him, he produced a handgun and fired.
The youth was arrested later at a nearby apartment complex. He was still wearing the wounded officer’s handcuffs.
The teen, whom Chapman did not identify because he is charged as a juvenile, is charged with attempted capital murder and other offenses.