CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a teenager dead and an off-duty police officer injured.
Chesterfield County Police responded to 4200 block of Beulah Road just before 12:30 a.m. Officers found a15-year-old dead in the parking lot in front of Roses Retail Store in Chestertowne Square Shopping Center on Beulah and Hopkins Roads.
Police say an off-duty Richmond Police Officer and his friend were trying to sell the friend’s Xbox to a teen and his friend. According to police, the transaction was arranged through social media and a third party.
During the encounter, the teenager attempted to rob the officer’s friend of the Xbox, which led to an exchange of gunfire between both parties, police said. The officer was shot, treated and released. The male teen suspect was also shot and died at the scene.
No other people were injured.
Authorities are withholding the identities of the parties involved until next of kin is notified.
However, family members say the teen was a student at Meadowbrook High School. Stay with 8News as more information becomes available.
Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or http://www.crimesolvers.net.
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