Virginia State University police officer wounded in weekend shooting

Nov. 13, 2023
The officer, who was responding to an on-campus disturbance early Sunday, is in stable condition.

A police officer at Virginia State University in Chesterfield County was seriously wounded early Sunday in a shooting near the campus.

The university says in a news release that the shooting happened at about 1:34 a.m. after Officer Bruce Foster responded to an on-campus disturbance.

The suspect ran off campus before shots were fired, injuring the officer. The suspect remains at large, police say.

The Frederick Free Lance Star reports that Foster, 39, of Richmond, is a five-year veteran of the Virginia State University police force. He was wearing a bullet-resistant vest when he was shot.

Foster is in stable condition at a local hospital, University President Makola M. Abdullah said in an online message.

The university has made counselors available today to students who need assistance.

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