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Driver opens fire on authorities, crashes on I-95 in Stafford County

Driver opens fire on authorities, crashes on I-95 in Stafford County

The trooper tried to pull over the vehicle with the help of a Stafford County deputy.

All lanes on Interstate 95 North in Stafford are closed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

When troopers pulled over the vehicle, the driver got out and opened fire on their patrol cruiser, striking the windshield, according to authorities.

The suspect vehicle then ran off the right side of the interstate, crashed into the guardrail, overturned and came to rest upside down in the northbound lanes.

The driver of the suspect vehicle is being flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

No other injuries were reported during the shooting or pursuit.

No one else was injured during the incident, which is under investigation.

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The SUV again continued north on I-95, weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

"Upon arrival, deputies observed a woman with three gunshot wounds to the chest".

The man is believed to be involved in a domestic-related shooting that left a woman dead in the southern part of the county.

Then, deputies put out a call for the gunman, who was driving in a black SUV.

A state trooper spotted the vehicle on I-95 near Centreport Parkway in the Fredericksburg, Va. area. When he attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the suspect fired multiple shots at the trooper. "The trooper escaped injury when he ducked to the side as the bullet lodged in his driver's seat".

Vicinanzo said that when a Stafford deputy joined the pursuit, the suspect leaned out of his window and opened fired. A bullet penetrated the windshield of the deputy's vehicle and narrowly missed the deputy. "The bullet was later found lodged in the driver's side headrest".

The trooper began a pursuit when the man refused to stop, VSP police spokesperson Corinne Geller said.


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