Hampton police looking for suspect who assaulted an officer

Hampton police looking for suspect who assaulted an officer

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Hampton police looking for suspect who assaulted an officer

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 16 at 2:03 PM

HAMPTON-  Hampton Police are asking for the public's help to find a suspect who they say assaulted a police officer early Sunday morning.

Police responded to a call for shots fired around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday in the area of Emancipation Drive and Tyler Street. While canvassing the area, officers located a parked vehicle in the area of Pembroke Avenue and Eaton Street with an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

When officers confronted the two occupants in the vehicle, both attempted to flee. The driver (pictured above) struck an officer in the upper body and was last seen running in the 100 block of Poplar Avenue.

The passenger was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.

If you know who the suspect is, please call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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