Suspect injured in officer-involved shooting

December 21, 2011 11:59:08 PM PST
One person was injured in an officer-involved shooting at a Richmond hotel Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting was reported at the Extended Stay Hotel near the mall in Richmond shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the suspect and a clerk at the hotel were engaged in some kind of a dispute. A construction worker noticed a handgun in the waistband of the suspect.

The suspect brandished the weapon during the incident, according to police.

Law enforcement authorities were establishing a perimeter around the hotel when the suspect bolted from the hotel and hopped a fence.

"Officers were trying to get to the suspect," said Lt. Bisa French with the Richmond Police Department. "At some point, he went out of the building and a shot was fired. The suspect was injured and taken to the hospital. We are investigating this as an officer-involved shooting."

Police say the 22-year-old suspect suffered a non-life threatening injury.

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