Robbery suspect shot by Hanover Sheriff in parking lot of Forest Hill Ave. Food Lion

Robbery suspect shot by Hanover Sheriff in parking lot of Forest Hill Ave. Food Lion

Details are light on what occurred in the parking lot of the local grocery store.

NBC12 has the details on last night’s shooting:

Richmond Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in South Richmond on Tuesday.

Crime scene tape surrounds an area of the parking lot near the Food Lion in the 6800 block of Forest Hill Avenue.

Richmond Police were working with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office on a robbery case that happened in Mechanicsville on Monday. The suspect’s vehicle was spotted in Richmond Tuesday evening, and police pulled the suspect over.

While police were surrounding the vehicle and giving commands to the suspect, one of the officers discharged her weapon.

The original robbery incident:

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed another person and a woman who drove a get-away car.

The sheriff’s office says a female was walking through a parking lot in the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road around 5:45 a.m. Monday when the suspect approached her and demanded money.

Photo by Hanover Sheriff: Suspects in the robbery.

The suspect – who is white and about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin brown mustache – took the woman’s shoulder bag. He was wearing dark-colored pants and a jacket over top of a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with a dark-colored baseball hat.

The suspect fled in a mid-size faded four-door vehicle driven by a woman with dark-colored hair. She is believed to have been wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket.

No weapons were displaced and no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.



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