Virginia Cop On Leave After Shooting A Man Injured In A Car Crash

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A Norfolk, Virginia man died this week after a cop showed up to the scene of a single-car crash and opened fire on the driver, for reasons still unknown to local authorities.

According to WAVY 10 News, a Henrico County police officer shot 53-year-old Tony Elliott Singleton after his vehicle flipped multiple along the I-64 highway. The crash prompted a police response, but the department is not sure what led to the officer opening fire on Singleton.

In a statement, the department said that the officer who responded to the crash "discharged his weapon, striking the driver," apparently "during an encounter with the driver" after the crash.

"Our team is working hard to determine the facts of what happened that evening," Henrico Chief of Police Eric D. English said.

The officer who shot Singleton is reportedly on leave following the fatal incident.

A medical examiner is working to determine Singleton's cause of death while a male passenger in the car was transported to the hospital for "non-life threatening injuries."

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