ROCKY MOUNT - Virginia State Police have released new information following a shooting in Rocky Mount Saturday night that injured a man in the McDonald's parking lot on Tanyard Road.
According to Sgt. Rick Garletts, the incident started at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, when Rocky Mount Police along with State Police tried to pull over a vehicle in the 900 block of Tanyard Road. The man driving the vehicle refused to stop and rammed several sheriff's deputy and police vehicles that were trying to block him.
While the man driving the suspect vehicle was trying to escape, a Rocky Mount Police officer shot at his vehicle. The suspect broke free but was stopped nearby by the same officers, Garletts said.
The unidentified man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Garletts said. A female passenger in the suspect vehicle was not injured. No police were injured.
Several people witnessed the shooting, and reported through social media being detained for several hours after the incident while State Police investigated.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Field Office in Salem is in charge of the investigation. Once complete, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth's Attorney.
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