RICHMOND, VA – Henrico County Police Officer Brian K. Anderson was awarded with the Silver Valor Medal on Friday. He said he was concerned about his safety and the safety of his colleagues when he shot a suspect carrying a cell phone. “I believed it was a gun 100 percent,” Anderson said. He added, “He had a blank look. He was very disheveled. His hair was just in every direction.”
The man was pointing a cellphone at Anderson, but in that split second, Anderson believed he had to protect himself. The suspect had led them on a chase and officers believed he might be armed. After the man was shot and detained a gun was located in his vehicle and he was taken to the hospital. The suspect was successfully treated for a gunshot wound to the arm.
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