Monday, April 6, 2015

Charges Placed in Officer-Involved Shooting

April 2, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has placed several charges against Roderick Hardy, 29, of the 15000 block of Cox Road, Church Road, VA, in connection with an officer-involved shooting yesterday on the city’s south side.

Hardy has been charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Brandishing a Firearm.

“We are in the early stages of an active investigation and we need time to complete it,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “The investigation should be allowed to run its course.”

At approximately 10:52 a.m., RPD officers attempted to question Hardy for a suspicious incident that occurred in the parking lot of a motel in the 6300 block of Midlothian Turnpike. As Hardy attempted to flee the scene he displayed a handgun which he then pointed at the officers. In response, one officer fired his service weapon, striking Hardy one time.

Hardy was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Detectives with the Force Investigation Team are investigating the incident and will present their report to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. An element of that investigation will be video evidence that has been secured and is being reviewed.

A booking photograph of Hardy is not yet available.