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Man wanted by DEA wounded in Newport News traffic stop

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Dec 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-13 21:09:22-05

Newport News, Va. - Wednesday night's traffic stop that ended with an exchange of gunfire in Newport News began when officers pulled over a BMW driven by a man wanted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Police say detectives from the Organized Crime Division stopped 40-year-old Corey Antonia Moody on the 35th Street overpass to I-664. The DEA has outstanding felony warrants for Moody.

At some point during the traffic stop shots were fired and Moody and one of the detectives were wounded. Moody drove off and was found in the 700 block of 35th Street still in the car with gunshot wounds to his leg and back.

He remains in fair condition in the hospital.

The detective was treated for an injury to his facial area and released from the hospital.

Police say no other weapons aside from the detectives' firearms were found at the scene of the shooting.

Newport News police say as in any officer involved shooting, there will be two investigations, an internal investigation by the Departments Professional Standards Office and a criminal investigation by the Department’s Homicide Unit.

The detectives involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.