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Suspect Identified in Richmond Officer Assault

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Two Richmond Police officers were injured when a routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit early Tuesday morning (Photo by ABC 8News Reporter Kristin Smith). Two Richmond Police officers were injured when a routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit early Tuesday morning (Photo by ABC 8News Reporter Kristin Smith).
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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Richmond Police is searching for the driver who struck and injured officers at a traffic stop Tuesday morning.

Detectives identified the driver as 21-year-old Daejshon-terrique Blizzard. Blizzard is a black male who is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Around 3:15 a.m. on June 10, two officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of the Gilpin Court public housing community. Though the vehicle they pulled over did stop, the car sped off as soon as the officers approached it. A pursuit ensued, ending in a cul-de-sac on the 1600 block of Lamb Avenue, near Barton Heights Cemetery. When the officers approached the stopped vehicle a second time, the car spun around, hitting one of the officers. The second officer was also injured. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Blizzard ran from the scene.The vehicle Blizzard was driving was impounded for the investigation. Detectives believe Blizzard is now driving a Jeep Cherokee that is red in color.

Anyone with information about the suspects’ identities or whereabouts is urged to contact Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers by calling 804-780-1000 or texting “iTip” followed by the tip to 274637.



Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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