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Shoplifting suspect shot at police officer after fleeing Virginia Beach Kohl’s, officials say

A Norfolk man suspected of shoplifting is accused of shooting at a Virginia Beach police officer after fleeing from a Kohl’s store with stolen merchandise.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a Kohl’s store shortly before 9 p.m. Friday, according to a release from the Virginia Beach Police Department. When an officer arrived at the scene and tried to apprehend the suspect, later identified as Tyler Davis of Norfolk, he fled the store with stolen merchandise, according to police.

While the officer followed Davis by car, police say he shot a handgun at the officer. At least one round struck the police car. The officer was not injured.