Gunman Ambushes Newport News Officer And Civilian Rider, Shooting Both

A gunman ambushed and shot a Newport News police officer and a civilian on a ride-along.

Newport News, VA - A Newport News police officer and a civilian on a ride-a-long were shot by a murder suspect who ambushed them Saturday evening.

The shooting happened in the 5700 block of Madison Ave, according to Chief Steve Drew.

Earlier in the day, there was a domestic violence incident on Ottis Street where a male suspect fatally shot a female.

Witnesses and camera footage allowed the officers to identify a suspect and the suspect's vehicle.

Several hours later, officers located the suspect's vehicle at an apartment complex.

The officers created a perimeter around the area, preparing to search for the suspect.

That's when the suspect emerged from a different location, near the rear of the perimeter, and opened fire on officers.

The unidentified officer and the civilian were shot.

Officers returned fire and shot the gunman.

The officer sustained non-life threatening injured, and the civilian is in serious condition.

The condition of the unidentified suspect has not been released.

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pissedoffinboston
pissedoffinboston

I really wish that something could be changed when it comes to a policeman being shot at and killed the horrible people know they will spend time in jail , we need to bring back the death penalty in all States for anyone that shoots and kills a police officer it may help some if they knew it was a death sentance for them just maybe they would think first! policemen in this day and age should only have to give one warning if someone is pointing a gun at them why do they always have to give these jerks so many chances they need to save their own lives too. just saying it's happening all around us and the families of a police officer must always be on edge especially in the Cities so sad.

Domestic goddess
Domestic goddess

Bring back public hangings. That would make some folks think twice about shooting others.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

All these damn guns! People are good but not for all these damn guns! If we get rid of guns, there wouldn't be anymore killings! It's all Trump and the NRA's fault! I'm leaving this horrible country and moving somewhere safe, like, Somalia or somewhere!

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Trueferblue. You are so full of IGNORANCE and STUPIIDITY. WHAT A FKING LOSER. Richard Speck MURDERED 8 Student Nurses with a Butcher Knife....AND Knives are still here. Ted Bundy MURDERED Women by strangling them with their own clothing OR his hands. And men still have hands and Women still wear clothes. Jeffrey Dalmer bludgeoned and strangled his victims. And we still have electrical cords, baseball bats, tire irons. YOU Stupid puke. Go after the Legal ?? system and society. They give scum a "time out" in school or parole for time served when they should be executed for a "First" violent offense. A 100% ban on firearms in civilian hands WILL NOT COMPLETELY elimininate the Senseless Murder of L.E.O.'s. New York State has lost 2 Officers recently to Self Inflicted gun shot wounds. What is YOUR Solution to that ? You Idiot.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Not an ambush.

Caprice56
Caprice56

I do t understand why a news officer and a civilian were in that area.

spi
spi

Got rope!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

They need a "stop and frisk" on a Federal nationwide level.

Code3ron
Code3ron

Whatever the answer, thanks for caring.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I was a chaplain ride along for my sheriff's department and let's just say my sheriff was a "bit" different when it came to 2nd Amendment laws, the Feds, and his officers lives. As chaplains, if we were going to go on ride alongs, we were required to go through the same exact training his deputies went through. Yep, hand to hand, combatives, getting tased, pepper-sprayed, the firing range, and he allowed us to carry concealed on the job with officer approval which they all did as we were held to a higher standard.

While I'm no longer a sheriff's chaplain, I'm still a highly trained Vietnam Veteran ready to come to the aid of any LEO who may be in trouble and needing help anytime, anywhere. I've had law enforcement in my family so I understand the sacrifice.