Arrest made in shooting involving Lynchburg police officer

No one was seriously hurt


We are learning more about an officer-involved shooting in Lynchburg. 

According to the police department, the officers were responding to a report of a violent trespasser at a home on Norwood Street on Sunday afternoon. The first officer to arrive encountered two armed individuals. 

One of them raised his gun in the direction of the officer, according to the department. The officer then shot at the man, but did not hit him.

About 20 minutes later, officers found the man, who they say then ran off on foot. After chasing him, officers tased the man and were able to arrest him.

No one was shot, but one officer did have an injury to his hand. 

Lynchburg resident Malik J'Kwar Andrews, 22, is charged with grand larceny, gun charges, and obstruction of justice. 

Andrews is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond. 

State police will be in charge of the investigation. 

The officer who fired his gun is on restricted duty, which is standard practices in cases like this one. 


An officer with the Lynchburg Police department was involved in a shooting Sunday afternoon on Norwood Street. 

According to a post on Twitter, officers were responding to a 911 call about a violent trespasser around 2 p.m. 

No one was shot or injured. 

The suspect is in custody. 

Details are limited at this time.