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Virginia State Police special agent shot Thursday in Petersburg: No suspects

Crystal Graham
Virginia State Police special agent vehicle
Virginia State Police special agent’s vehicle. That is an additional bullet hole to the left of the trunk lid. Photo used with permission of Virginia State Police.

A Virginia State Police special agent has been treated and released from the hospital after being shot Thursday night in the City of Petersburg.

At 10:48 p.m., an unmarked Virginia State Police vehicle was briefly stopped on Whitehill Drive when a white SUV pulled up and its driver began shooting at the Virginia State Police vehicle.

Several shots were fired at the special agent’s car. At least one bullet shattered the rear window and grazed the special agent, while he was seated in the driver’s seat.

The special agent was in Petersburg for an ongoing criminal investigation.

No shots were fired by law enforcement at the scene.

There were no other reported injuries. The name of the special agent was not released.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about the white SUV and/or shooting, is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at [email protected] or by calling (804) 750-8458 or #77 on a cell phone.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.