Residents of a
Charlottesville neighborhood remain in the dark about a shooting Sunday night
that was uncharacteristic of the place they call home.
It's not clear what the
Albemarle County police officer was investigating on Birdwood Court, who was
shot or for that matter why the person was shot. This is the third
officer-involved shooting in Charlottesville and Albemarle County since December.
Tuesday, the Albemarle County
officer who pulled the trigger and sent a man to the hospital is on paid
administrative leave, as Albemarle and Charlottesville police conduct separate
investigations into what happened Sunday night.
"This is not a TV show.
These things that you see on television, you know, a CSI program, you've got
one hour to watch it and the case has been cleared," said Ronnie Roberts,
spokesperson for the Charlottesville Police Department.
Charlottesville police are
asking neighbors and the public for patience, as their investigation into an
officer-involved shooting Sunday night continues.
"Gathering of the data and
any evidentiary aspects of the case is being handled by investigators and today
they're still hard at it, again, continuing their efforts into the
investigation," Roberts said.
The details of that
investigation are still very much a mystery. But this is what's been confirmed:
Charlottesville officers responded to Birdwood Court around 9:00 Sunday night,
not far the intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road. An Albemarle County
officer was already on the scene conducting an investigation when he shot and
wounded a man, sending him to the University of Virginia Medical Center for
NBC29 reached out to both
police departments and both commonwealth's attorney's offices and spoke to
neighbors. But many questions are still unanswered. We don't know why a county
officer was in the area, or what that officer was investigating. We don't know
the identity of the victim, or his condition, and we don't know what charges,
if any, could be filed.
"There are certain facts
about cases that we can't divulge in the efforts so that it doesn't compromise
all of the legwork of the investigators and what they've been doing since this
incident has occurred," Roberts said.
Charlottesville is leading
the investigation into Sunday's shooting. Meanwhile, Albemarle County police
are conducting their own internal investigation into the shooting involving
their officer. That officer is now on paid administrative leave, which is
standard protocol in this situation.
Search for Answers Continues in Birdwood Court ShootingMore>>
Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science.Full Story
Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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