Richmond Police Officer shot on duty

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond police officer is recovering after being shot during a pursuit.

It happened just after midnight Sunday at Garland Avenue and Hooper Street. Investigators say the officer was questioning a suspect when that man took off.

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As officers chased the suspect, he fired several shots at them. The bullets hit one officer in the leg. His injuries are not life-threatening. He is expected to be OK.

Police did ultimately arrest the suspect.

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