A Lynchburg police officer is in stable condition this morning after being shot during an authorized search at the McCausland Ridge Apartment complex Wednesday night. Authorities said the officer was pursuing one of the suspects after trying to serve a search warrant for a drug offense when he was shot.
Four firefighters are okay today, but what a night they had! A man held the four firefighters hostage in Georgia for hours. He had called them pretending to have a heart issue and took them hostage when they arrived to help him.
A SWAT Team was called in. As police entered the house, one officer was shot. The suspect was shot and killed during the confrontation with the officers. The firefighters suffered some cuts and bruises, but were not seriously injured, and neither was the officer as he was shot in the hand. -- Just upsetting that someone would even think to do that...
The apparent reason for taking hostages: the guy's utilities had been turned off for lack of payment and he wanted them turned back on.