Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of Va. officer
The Virginia officer was shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop
BLUEFIELD, Va. — Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop.
State police say a Bluefield officer was shot after stopping a 2008 Toyota Yaris for an equipment violation on Route 460 shortly before midnight Saturday.
Authorities say a passenger in the vehicle began shooting at the officer.
The officer and another Bluefield officer, who had responded to assist with the traffic stop, returned fire. The Toyota's driver surrendered but the passenger got into the driver's seat and drove off.
The Toyota was found abandoned a few hours later in Bluefield, West Virginia. The search for the passenger continued Sunday.
The wounded officer was being treated for serious injuries that were not considered life threatening at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
@USMarshalsGov offering $5,000 reward for info that leads to arrest of Donquale M Gray, 25, of #Bluefield #WVA wanted for attempted cap murder of a @bluefield_va Police Officer. Call 911 or email email@example.com w/tips. @WVStatePolice @TazewellSheriff @vachiefs pic.twitter.com/iohWbvQPmi— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) February 18, 2019