Newport News officer’s car hit while responding to reported shooting

Posted at 10:24 AM, Nov 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-06 10:24:50-05

Newport News, Va. – A police officer’s marked police car was hit while he was responding to a call about a shooting.

The crash happened around 9:20 p.m. on November 5.

According to police reports, the officer was driving through the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard when a Ford Escape hit the  rear of his car on the right side.

The crash caused the police car to spin.

The officer was examined at a hospital and was found not to be injured.  The driver of the Ford Escape, a 52-year-old woman, did not report any injuries.

The shooting the officer was responding to happened in the 400 block of Logan Place.

Myreo Duwane Brown (Photo: Newport News PD)

Myreo Duwane Brown (Photo: Newport News PD)

Other officers who arrived to the scene found 35-year-old Myreo Brown sitting on the couch in his home.

The 27-year-old victim was in the kitchen with a gunshot wound on lower part of her leg.  She was taken to the hospital and was treated for the non-life threatening wound.

According to investigators, Brown accidentally fired his gun while he was cleaning it in the living room. The victim was cooking in the kitchen at the time.

Brown was taken to Newport News City jail and charged with reckless handling of a firearm.