BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) The manhunt continues for an ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect accused of shooting a Bluefield, Virginia police officer.
Investigators say the incident began at 11:45 p.m. Saturday during a traffic stop on U.S Route 460. They say the passenger in a 2008 Toyota Yaris began shooting and injured the officer while he was standing beside the driver’s side door. Officers returned fire.
The driver of the Yaris got out of the vehicle and surrendered. The alleged shooter, identified as Donquale M. Gray, 25, of Bluefield, WV, slid behind the wheel and took off. The vehicle was later found in Bluefield, WV.
The injured officer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.
The driver of the Yaris was cited for a traffic violation and released.
If you have any information about Gray or his whereabouts, you are urged to contact 911 or the Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org..
UPDATE: A suspect has been identified in the shooting of a Bluefield, VA police officer. According to Chief M. Shane Gunter, Donquale Maurice Grey fled the scene of the shooting in a vehicle.
All local law enforcement is on the look out for this individual, as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Virginia State Police says the suspect could be on foot and his last known location is Bluefield, W.V.
If you see Mr. Grey, contact law enforcement immediately.
The officer shot during the incident is in a regional medical center being guarded. Names are not being released at this time.
Continue to stay with WVVA as more details become available.
BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) Just after midnight, an officer with the Bluefield, VA Police Department was shot during a routine traffic stop. According to authorities, the officer did return fire during the exchange.
One suspect has been apprehended.
Details are very limited at this time.
Continue to stay with WVVA as details become available.