Official: Naked hit-and-run suspect shot, killed by police

(Photo courtesy of WRIC in Richmond)

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m.

Richmond police said Marcus-David L. Peters, 24, of Henrico was 'running around crazy' on I-95 in downtown Richmond Monday and was later shot by officers after he charged at them.

It started with a hit-and-run near Belvidere Street and Franklin Street around 5:30 p.m.

An officer saw the crash and then pursued Peters, who drove up the ramp on Chamberlayne Avenue, where he hit two drivers and a tree.

He then got out of his vehicle, naked, police said.

Police said the officer tried to use a stun gun to control him, but pulled out his gun and shot Peters after he started to charge.

Peters was unarmed and shot twice in the abdomen.

He died at the hospital.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a hit-and-run suspect who got out of his car naked on an interstate highway was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot and wounded by a police officer.

Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley tells local news media it happened Monday afternoon after an officer witnessed a hit-and-run accident. The officer pursued the suspect onto I-95, where the car hit two more vehicles and went off the road. The driver exited, naked, and ran onto the interstate.

Lepley says the man approached the officer, who fired a stun gun. When that didn’t stop the man, the officer fired his gun and wounded the man. The identities of the suspect and officer were not immediately released. The officer was put on leave while the incident is investigated.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off