Suspect arrested after shooting at Virginia troopers


STAFFORD, Va. (AP) – A South Carolina man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly shot at Virginia troopers following a high-speed chase on Interstate 95.

Virginia State Police say a 21-year-old suspect is being held without bond at a lockup. They have identified him as Jerrell Richardson of Greenville, South Carolina.

Richardson faces charges including a felony count of assault on a police officer and reckless driving.

Virginia troopers say the chase began late Monday when they approached a stolen car at a gas station. The vehicle was reported stolen at gunpoint in Thomasville, North Carolina.

They say Richardson fled, reaching speeds in excess of 120 mph. He allegedly rammed a state trooper’s vehicle at least twice during the highway pursuit and then shot at officers during a foot chase.

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