Bullet barely misses Newport News officer during tactical situation

Posted at 5:56 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 00:23:25-04

Newport News, Va. - Police in Newport News are on the scene of a tactical situation where a bullet barely missed an officer.

Police responded to the 700 block of Adams Drive off of Dresden Drive at 4:35 p.m.

They were called out to check on a suspect who was allegedly suicidal.

A family member called police saying that the person inside had a gun. An officer knocked on the door twice but no one responded.

As the officer started to knock again, a gunshot came through the window where the officer was standing. The officer was not injured.

Authorities tried to make contact  by cell phone but the person did not respond. This is when it turned into a tactical situation.

NewsChannel 3 has a crew on the scene and we'll continue to post more updates as they come in.