Jury finds Henrico County police officer charged with malicious wounding not guilty

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Henrico County Police officer charged in connection with a December shooting was found not guilty Friday in court.

Officer Joel D. Greenway was facing charges of malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Officer Greenway testified that he approached a car that was idling at a gas station on Nine Mile Road. When Greenway got close, the car drove off and hit him. Greenway then fired shots into the car.

The passenger in the car, Kimberly McNeil, was shot four times.

On the first day of the trial, McNeil testified that when Officer Greenway knocked on her window, she didn’t comply because Greenway never identified himself as a police officer.

McNeil is also suing Officer Greenway for $75 million in damages.

8News will be in the courtroom when the trial continues at 10 a.m. Friday.

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