CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield police were investigating a domestic disturbance on Thursday night when a man pointed “what appeared to be a long gun at them,” two officers fired at the suspect and the suspect barricaded himself in a bedroom.
The suspect has been identified as Bruce W. Terry, 50, of the 11300 block of Sunfield Drive.
A release from the Chesterfield Police Department says the disturbance call was made around 7:34 p.m. on Thursday for the 11300 block of Sunfield Drive. The caller told police that a man was holding a woman against her will and threatening her with a knife. Police believe the man and woman live together.
Once on the scene officers entered the home. That is when the suspect, Terry, exited a bedroom inside the house with “what appeared to be a long gun” pointed at the police. Officers then Shots fired by two officers caused Terry to go back into the bedroom.
After the suspect retreated, police say they withdrew from the home with unharmed woman. They called for extra help from emergency medical, negotiations and SWAT.
Police say they used a robot to locate the suspect in the house. Terry tried to disable it from the bedroom where he was barricaded. Officers used a robot to see that the suspect had been shot and was “somewhat lethargic.”
“It eliminates the need to send some of our human personal inside,” a law enforcement official said. “With residents it’s much safer for us to use a robot to be able to check on somebody without putting our people in harms way.”
SWAT officers removed Terry and disarmed him, taking a knife he had while barricaded.
Police announced on Twitter that Terry was brought into custody at 9:51 p.m. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and is still hospitalized at this time.
Police found the long gun in the home.
Officers received the following warrants for Terry in relation to the incident: domestic assault, abduction, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of brandishing a firearm and three counts of assault on law enforcement.
Police are still investigating this incident and ask anyone with information to contact them at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
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