UPDATE: Shooting suspect's mother was resident at Friendship Ret - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

UPDATE: Shooting suspect's mother was resident at Friendship Retirement Community

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UPDATE 7/17/2014: Search warrants show that Wright shot once at Officer McMillan. Then, McMillan shot twice at Wright and hit him both times.

ROANOKE (WSLS) - Roanoke County Police have identified the man they say fired shots at an officer inside Friendship Retirement Community Monday night.

Officers say they responded to multiple 911 calls about a man who entered the first floor of the Health and Rehab Center at Friendship Retirement Community in the 300 block of Hershberger Road carrying a a handgun and shot gun or rifle.

The suspect has been identified as Dennis Michael Wright, 59, of Roanoke City.

Police say when he entered the facility, he fired a shot into the ceiling and ordered staff to get out.

Officer P. McMillan was the first to arrive on the scene. After catching up with Wright inside the building, McMillan caught up with him and ordered him to drop his weapons.

Police say Wright complied initially. but bent to the ground toward a handgun and aimed towards McMillan. The two exchanged fire and Wright was struck and subsequently transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

McMillan was not injured.

The total number of shots fired is still being investigated.

Warrants have been obtained for Wright, charging him with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer; attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer; use of a firearm in commission of a felony; and two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling. All charges are felony offenses.

Wright's motive is still unknown, but he does have a family member who is a patient at the retirement community. It is believed that Wright acted on his own and there were no additional assailants.

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