Newport News officer on paid leave after shooting
An altercation between a Newport News police officer and a passenger in a vehicle on 34th Street resulted in the officer shooting the passenger in the right arm.
The incident happened around 8:39 p.m. Friday, July 6, when officers conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of 34th Street. The officer approached the car and the altercation occurred between the officer and O’Shea Lamar Humphrey. Medics took Humphrey to a local hospital with what appeared to be a non-life-threatening wound.
Humphrey, who is 22 and lives on Madison Avenue in Newport News, remains in the hospital in good condition. Police recovered a stolen handgun at the scene.
The officer who shot Humphrey was placed on paid administrative leave pending investigations by the Homicide Unit and the Professional Standards Office. Such a move is routine when officers are involved in shootings.
Warrants for Humphrey’s arrest have been issued and include one count each of obstructing justice, possessing a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and having a concealed weapon. Police will arrest Humphrey when he is released from the hospital.
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