Zuidema proud of how LPD officers acted during shootout


    LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan Zuidema has opened up more about the officer-involved shooting, and the circumstances surrounding it.

    State Police say it all started Friday night with a domestic assault. They say Tony Kidd went on a rampage killing one person and stealing a car afterwards.

    Lynchburg police spotted him in that stolen car Saturday afternoon and a chase started.

    During an interview with WIQO radio, Zuidema said it was a hectic day for his officers.

    "Going from a high-speed pursuit, to an abrupt ending to the pursuit and then within a very short period of time, fighting for their lives," Zuidema said.

    The officer who was injured has since been released from the hospital.

    Zuidema has previously told ABC 13 that he is proud of the way his officers acted.

    "Those officers handled themselves exceptionally well under some very trying circumstances and i am very proud on how they handled themselves that day," he said.

    The suspect, Tony Kidd was also shot during the shootout and survived, he is now facing second degree murder charges.

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