GRUNDY, Va. (WFXR) — An investigation is underway after a Buchanan County woman reportedly assaulted a Grundy police officer, who ended up shooting the woman.
According to the Grundy Police Department, the officer-involved shooting occurred at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Appalachian Inn as the officer was helping with a relocation.
Virginia State Police say the Grundy officer gave 46-year-old Melissa M. Trammel a ride to the motel in the 1000 block of Owl Street. Then, when the officer helped Trammel get her belongings into her room, Trammel reportedly attacked the officer, leading to a struggle before the officer fired one shot, which hit Trammel.
Both Trammel and the officer were brought to Buchanan General Hospital with minor injuries. As of Sunday, April 10, Virginia State Police say both Trammel and the officer have been treated and released from the hospital.
Officials say Trammel was charged with one felony count of assault on a police officer. She is currently being held at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.
Meanwhile, the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, according to authorities.
At the request of the Grundy Police Chief, Virginia State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office is reportedly investigating the incident.