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Video: Virginia Officer Killed in Shootout with Ex-con

June 02, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Virginia Officer Killed in Shootout with Ex-con

A Virginia teenager was reportedly killed on his way home from a high school graduation by an ex-con. The suspect later got into a shootout with police, where one officer was killed and another officer wounded. The suspect was later killed by police, Fox News reports.  

Mark Rodriguez, 17, was killed by James Andrew Brown after he began shooting from his jeep around 11 p.m. Friday according to Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith. Rodriguez was struck by a bullet while he was sitting inside his own vehicle, WVEC reports.

Rodriguez had just finished his junior year at Norfolk Christians School. He was driving home from the school's graduation festivities when he was killed, according to the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.

Police told the newspaper that after the teen was shot, Officers Brian Jones and Curtis Allison responded to the call, pursuing Brown to his home.

Officer Jones was on the force for five years. He leaves behind a wife, two sons, and a daughter.

"He's trained, he responded, he did everything he was supposed to do," said Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith, according to WVEC. "My heart goes out to the family, my heart goes out to anybody that worked with him. I'm a cop just like everybody else is. This hurts...when one of us goes, especially in the line of duty like this, it's tough."

Tags: Assaults on Officers, Norfolk (Va.) PD, Officer Involved Shootings, Duty Deaths


Comments (4)

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Omar @ 6/2/2014 7:44 AM

The body of the story makes it sound like the 17 year old was the shooter. Please fix.

TheRookie @ 6/2/2014 8:34 PM

I would be sure to bet that it's another dirt bag who should have still been in prison. He wastes a 17 year old young man's & Police Officer's lives as well as their families & Department Families. R.I.P. Both Officer Jones & Young Rodriguez. May your families find some kind of peace from this senseless waste.

tedb @ 6/3/2014 8:08 AM

OMG..he's an ex-con and he possessed a firearm. Quick, let's rush out and pass more firearms laws to keep this from happening again! Oh...wait...we already have such laws, don't we? Another dirtbag who doesn't care about laws, just satisfying his immediate selfish instincts. Condolences to the victim's families in this senseless spree by a madman who should have still been locked away where he can only prey upon his own kind.

S.S. @ 6/9/2014 7:17 AM

Another great call by the parole board or the prison system. This should piss everyone off! This person clearly had no right to be a part of society. My prayers truly go out to those victims involved. Especially the Jones and Rodriguez families. I hope whoever decided to let this p.o.s. out is found liable for this tragedy. Like I said it should PISS EVERYONE OFF!!!

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