NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man faces life-threatening injuries after being shot by a police officer.
Newport News Police say the 33-year-old man fled a traffic stop on foot Saturday around noon. The man was not identified.
Police say the man was pulled over for not having a front license plate on his vehicle.
According to a police statement, after a foot chase, the officer caught up to the man and then shot him. Police say a firearm belonging to the man was found near the scene. The man was transported to a local hospital.
No further details about what may have caused the shooting were immediately released.
The officer was not injured.