Thursday, March 26, 2015

Shots Fired at Officers, Arrest Made, Second Suspect Sought

March 26, 2015

One man has been arrested and charged with a weapons violation during an incident last night in which shots were fired at several RPD officers.

Shortly after 7:00 p.m., March 25, officers with the Third Precinct Focused Mission Team (FMT) encountered two men while on patrol in the 200 block of Green Cove Drive. They ran away from the officers, who gave chase. During the foot pursuit, several shots were fired by one of the men. The officers were not hit by the gunshots. They did not return fire. One of the two men, believed to be the only shooter, was quickly captured after he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg.

Darnell Elliotte, 20, of the 6300 block of Springcrest Lane, Henrico, has been charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Other charges are expected after detectives consult with Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Elliotte was transported to Chippenham Hospital for the non-life threatening injury, treated and released into RPD custody. He is being held without bond.

Officers recovered two firearms and narcotics at the scene. They are attempting to locate the second suspect in this case.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Travers at (804) 461-8265 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

          Darnell Elliotte