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Norfolk officer shoots alleged hit-and-run driver, police say

A Norfolk Police officer shot the driver in an alleged hit and run early Sunday morning, according to a statement issued by the department.

It happened around 12:15 a.m. when the office arrived at the 8600 block of Glen Myrtle Avenue in response to a 911 call.

A black sedan appeared to have struck an adult female pedestrian, the police statement said.

When the driver, an adult female, refused to stop the vehicle, police said, the office unsuccessfully attempted to physically remove the driver.

The officer shot the driver as she tried to flee the scene, police said. She was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Her injuries appear non-life threatening, police said.

An adult female passenger was unharmed during the incident, but was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for an unrelated medical condition, police said.

The pedestrian was also transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for a non-life threatening injury. 

The officer involved was unharmed, police said.

Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.

 

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