For Immediate Release: May 12, 2023
Officer-Involved Shooting at the James Crossing Apartments
LYNCHBURG, Va. – An officer with the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) was involved in an officer-involved shooting this morning.
On May 12, 2023, at approximately 9:37 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1500-block of Longview Road for a report of Child Protective Services personnel being assaulted by an adult female.
Officers approached the female’s apartment and identified themselves, asking her to come to the door. When she opened the door, she attacked the officers with knives. In response, an LPD officer discharged a department–issued handgun striking the woman.
Officers immediately requested Lynchburg Fire & EMS for assistance, who transported her to Lynchburg General Hospital. She is listed in serious condition.
Chief Ryan Zuidema contacted the Virginia State Police to investigate the incident and the involved officer has been placed in a non-enforcement, limited-duty status until the investigation is complete.
Requests for any additional information should be directed to the Virginia State Police.