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More Details in Officer-Involved Shooting on Birdwood Court

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Police have released details on an officer-involved shooting that happened in Charlottesville.   

On Sunday, Charlottesville police say they were called to assist two Albemarle County officers investigating a felony hit-and-run at 105 Birdwood Court. A struggle ensued with the man who lives there, 38-year-old Josue Salinas Valdez.

During the scuffle, Albemarle Officer William Underwood shot Valdez. Valdez currently is in stable condition at University of Virginia Medical Center.

An investigation is ongoing.  


Charlottesville Police Department
Press Release

On May 26, 2013 Charlottesville Police were called to assist two Albemarle County  Police Officers at 105 Birdwood Court, in the City of Charlottesville. The Albemarle  County officers, William Underwood and James Herring, had been investigating a felony Hit & Run that occurred in their jurisdiction and that investigation led them to the address on Birdwood Court. When the county officers arrived on Birdwood Court, they had contact with Josue Salinas Valdez, age 38, who resides at that address. During the contact a struggle ensued, Officer Underwood discharged his duty weapon and Mr. Valdez was shot.

Mr. Valdez is currently in the University of Virginia Medical Center in stable condition. No charges have been placed at this time and the incident is still under investigation. Information on this incident is being obtained from eyewitnesses; forensic evidence; and by electronic means from various devices; and obtaining this information and correctly analyzing it takes time, therefore no further information is available at this time.

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