UPDATE: Albemarle Officer Involved in Charlottesville Shooting

By: Evanne Armour Email
By: Evanne Armour Email

May 27, 2013

Update: Charlottesville Police issued a brief press release indicating an Albemarle County Police officer was involved in Sunday night's shooting on Birdwood Court.

The release indicates Albemarle County officers were on the scene conducting an investigation when an officer fired a weapon.

A male victim was taken to UVa Medical Center for treatment.

No other details were released.

An Albemarle County police spokeswoman will only say that an internal investigation is underway. She would not say what police were investigating at Birdwood Court or if the officer involved has been placed on leave or is still on active duty.

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May 26, 2013

Charlottesville Police have confirmed to the Newsplex that one person was injured in a shooting on Birdwood Court Sunday night.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Sunday. Albemarle County Police were at the residence on Birdwood Court to investigate an incident that happened earlier in the day, but Charlottesville Police were not able to elaborate beyond that.

Charlottesville Police say one person was shot. It is unclear if Albemarle County Police's investigation is related to the shooting. It is also unclear who fired the shot and who the victim is.

The Newsplex's Evanne Armour said one man, the apparent victim, was taken away on a stretcher.

One neighbor said he could hear fighting from his own home, then heard gunshots. Others said they were surprised something like this happened in their neighborhood. A concerned neighborhood resident was reassured by an officer that the area was safe.

A portion of Birdwood Court has been blocked off while police investigate. Police say the area will likely be taped off for another few hours.

This is a developing story. We will provide more updates as they become available.


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