Police: Woman shot after firing at law enforcement in Louisa County

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A woman was shot after police say she fired a weapon at law enforcement officers in Louisa County Monday afternoon.

According to an official with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called at roughly 2:35 p.m. to a domestic situation at a residence in the 1700 block of Fredericks Hall Road. When they arrived, a 40-year-old female suspect exited the residence opened fire at a deputy before retreating back inside the home.

When a Virginia State Police trooper arrived on scene to assist the deputy, the female exited the home armed with a weapon and, despite being commanded to drop the weapon, began walking towards the nearby woods. When she approached the wood line, police say she turned toward the two officers and fired at them. Both officers returned fire and struck the suspect.

EMS personnel were immediately called to the scene and flew the victim to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries. Her injuries did require surgery, but she is expected to recover.

A mom wishing to stay anonymous was on the way to get her kids from their the bus stop when she heard it all unfold.

“I start hearing sirens, a couple minutes later it’s pop, pop, pop like five or six shots and I’m thinking like, ‘on no, what’s going on?” said the mother.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Virginia State Police say the trooper involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. Investigators also do not believe there was ever any incident of domestic violence. They say the woman appears to have been home alone.

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