Police: Suspect who got out of car on interstate, shot at officers was wanted for murder
Police say the man who got out of his car on I-95, fired shots at a deputy and a trooper, then got back into his car and crashed Thursday was wanted for allegedly shooting and killing a woman in Stafford County earlier that day. The man has been flown to the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
Police say the incident started at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when they received word to keep a lookout for a man traveling in an SUV who was being searched for as part of a murder investigation. Earlier that morning, Stafford County Sheriff Office officials say the man shot and killed a woman on Newcastle Place, before leaving the scene and heading onto I-95. When a state trooper and a Stafford County Deputy spotted the SUV on I-95, they tried to pull the man over for a traffic stop, according to VSP, but when they did that the man pulled onto the shoulder, got out of his car and started shooting at them. VSP officials say one of the bullets hit the windshield of the trooper's car.
According to officials, the man then got back into his car, kept driving and then crashed, overturning in his car, near mile marker 142.
Police say the officers were not injured in the incident but the suspect has suffered serious injuries.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated.