The Richmond Police Department is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday in the St. John’s Wood apartment complex.
At approximately 4:17 p.m., officers in the 600 block of Lambeth Road observed a group of individuals, at least one of which was armed with a handgun. Officers approached the group and the individuals ran. The armed individual, a juvenile male, brandished a handgun at the officers. In response, two officers fired their service weapons. The offender was stuck and injured. The officers rendered aid to the offender as an ambulance was called. The juvenile was then transported to a local hospital with an injury that was not considered life threatening. The officers were not injured. A firearm was recovered at the scene. The injured juvenile was served with an outstanding detention order. The investigation continues and further charges are being considered by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
The Third Precinct officers who fired their service weapons, Officer Glenn Gohlke and Officer Dustin Holmes, have been placed on administrative leave, as is standard after all officer-involved shooting incidents.