HOPEWELL, Va. -- Three police officers were injured as a man tried to elude Hopewell police Sunday, spawning a pursuit that ended in Chesterfield County with the man being shot by police.
The three officers were all treated at John Randolph Medical Center for minor injuries and later released.
The suspect, Jonathan F. Landon, 31, of Hopewell, was taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment of a single gunshot wound to one arm. Police said Landon, whose injuries are not life-threatening, faces numerous charges.
Hopewell police said the incident began at 5 p.m. when officers responded to the City Point area for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a building and left the area.
Police said officers found the vehicle and driver in the 400 block of Appomattox Street, where the suspect tried to elude officers in his truck before intentionally crashing head-on into a police vehicle.
According to police, Landon used his truck in an attempt to run over a second officer and then intentionally crashed into a third officer's vehicle.
The pursuit left Hopewell and ended in Chesterfield with Landon crashing near the intersection of state Route 10 and Kingston Road.
Police declined to say how many officers fired at Landon or how many shots were fired.
Virginia State Police is leading the investigation of the matter.
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