UPDATE 3:23 p.m. — The Richmond Police Department (RPD) has identified the victim as 20-year-old Dakari Reinhardt. Reinhardt has warrants out of Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico, according to RPD.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Manchester Monday morning around 3:30 a.m.
The Richmond Police Department said the shooting occurred after an officer witnessed a person speeding in their car near the 200 block of East 9th Street in Manchester. Police said the driver was speeding, and then crashed their car. After crashing, the driver – believed to be the only person in the car – ran from the vehicle at the intersection of Commerce and Stockton.
Watch the Richmond Police press conference addressing the incident:
Richmond Police said that when an officer attempted to engage the driver in an alley nearby, the officer and the driver ended up shooting at each other. Both were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.
According to police, the officer was shot somewhere in the hip area, and Reinhardt was shot in his upper torso. The officer’s injury is non-life threatening and the suspect’s injuries are considered life-threatening.
A handgun was recovered at the scene.
The Richmond Police Department said an investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Crewell at 804-646-5324 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.