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Woman Hospitalized After Shooting at Louisa Co. Deputy, VSP Trooper

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LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

An officer-involved shooting in Louisa County has sent one woman to the hospital.

Major Donald Lowe with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was fired at twice after responding to a domestic dispute call on Fredrick's Hall Road in Bumpass about 3:30 Monday, May 8.

Investigators say a woman came out of a mobile home and started firing, first at the deputy and then at a trooper with Virginia State Police who arrived as backup.

Authorities say the deputy and trooper fired back at the woman. She was reported shot in the abdomen, and taken to the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System for treatment. It is unclear at this time who exactly shot the woman.

Neither the deputy nor the trooper are injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

Press Release from Virginia State Police:

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office is investigating a non-fatal shooting involving a Louisa County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Virginia State Trooper.

At approximately 2:35 p.m. Monday (May 8), the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office responded to domestic call at a residence in the 1700 block of Fredericks Hall Road. When the deputy arrived on scene a 40 year old female exited the residence and fired a shot at the deputy then retreated back in the residence.

When the trooper arrived on scene to assist the deputy the female exited the residence a second time still armed with a weapon. She began walking in the direction of the woods, ignoring commands to drop the weapon. At the wood line, she turned toward the deputy and trooper, and raised a weapon firing at them. The deputy and trooper returned fire and struck the female subject.

EMS personnel where immediately called to the scene. She was flown to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, the trooper has been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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