UPDATE: Officers shoot at man during pursuit in Poquoson

Posted at 10:06 PM, Oct 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-16 19:14:17-04

Poquoson, Va. - A 32-year-old man is now behind bars and charges are pending after police say he led them on a chase in Poquoson where shots were fired by officers.

Officials say Kevin Patrick Ardary was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile sedan at around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday. An officer tried to initiate a stop for reckless driving on Wythe Creek Road near Lauren Drive in Poquoson, but Ardary refused, police say.

Police say Ardary then led police on a chase. The car stopped near a dead end of River Road, and when officers approached the vehicle, they say the car sped towards them and the officers started to fire shots at the car.

The car then left the scene and officers continued to follow.

A neighbor tells NewsChannel 3 that she saw an older blue car speed down the road, followed by police.

The chase finally ended in York County on Route 134. Ardary was then taken into custody.

The neighbor says she heard about seven or eight gunshots. She first heard three or four shots, then a pause before another round of three or four shots.

Ardary was treated for minor injuries at the scene, but he refused further medical attention police say.

Poquoson Police Chief Cliff Bowen requested the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office Police Shooting Investigative Team to respond and investigate the incident.

Two Poquoson Police Officers are now on administrative leave with pay.