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Man wanted on charges out of Smithfield shot by Suffolk Police; officers involved placed on administrative leave

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 15:42:01-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - A man wanted on charges out of Smithfield was airlifted to a local hospital after he was shot by Suffolk Police officers Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the 5500 block of Godwin Boulevard/Route 10 looking for a wanted person after receiving confirmed warrants from Smithfield on charges against the subject including Burglary of a Residence; Discharging a Firearm in Occupied Dwelling; Malicious Shooting and Displaying a Firearm in a Threatening Manner.

Officers arrived and encountered the man, who was armed with a firearm. Shots were exchanged, and the man was injured.

No officers were hurt during this incident.

Officers gave the man first aid until Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel arrived on scene and gave him emergency medical assessment and treatment.

A Nightingale airlifted the man to a local hospital with serious injuries.

An Internal Affairs Investigation and separate Criminal Investigation are currently underway. The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of both investigations.

There was a heavy police presence in the area as police set up near an elementary school, but the scene cleared around 11:15 p.m.

On Thursday, police identified the man as Andrew Brock, Jr., 30, of Windsor.

Brock remains hospitalized in stable condition. Multiple charges are pending as part of the ongoing Criminal Investigation.

Before this shooting, officers were involved in another shooting in the city in March. Tuesday night, someone fired multiple shots at a Suffolk Police officer's marked police vehicle.

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