Shots fired at Suffolk police officer


by 13News Now

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 19 at 5:13 PM

Suffolk shots fired at officer

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SUFFOLK -- Several men yelled at a Suffolk police officer and then opened fire on her car, authorities said.

It happened just before 9 p.m. on August 17 near the intersection of Freeney Avenue and S. 11th St.

"Five males standing on the left side of Freeney Avenue yelled at her when she drove by; however, she couldn’t make out what they were saying," said City spokeswoman Diana Klink.

Klink said the officer looked in her rear view mirror and saw one of the subjects fire three shots.

"She saw the muzzle flashes and felt the rounds pass by her driver-side window," Klink added.

The officer wasn't hurt and the suspects ran off when she turned her vehicle around.

Neighbors in the area who were home at the time of the shooting told 13News Now they didn't hear shots fired, but saw police, investigators and their street blocked off for nearly three hours.

"It was blocked off and I heard there was some shooting going on, but I didn't see anything," Jerome Stag said.

With the men still on the loose, residents say they'll be more cautious of their surroundings.

"I just be careful. Because there's no telling what's going to happen," Tameka Bock said.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.