Suspect name, other details released in shootout that injures officer

Officer treated and released, suspect in critical condition

By Katie Potter - Producer, Tommy Lopez - Weekend Anchor / Reporter

LYNCHBURG, Va. - UPDATE, 5:15 p.m. Sunday:

Lynchburg General Hospital has confirmed both the suspect, Tony Kidd, and the officer injured in a Saturday night shooting are in stable condition.

The 65-year-old man shot at a Lucinda Drive home is also confirmed to be in stable condition.  

Update, 5:00 a.m. Sunday:

Lynchburg police released new details Sunday morning connecting the officer-involved to another string of crimes.

Police describe a chaotic chase after one shooting and, later, a shootout between a suspect and police.

Lynchburg police said 53-year-old Tony Kidd, of Campbell County, shot one officer, whose injury was not life-threatening and who was treated and released from a hospital. Police have not released the officer’s name. Kidd is in critical condition after police shot him.

Police described a timeline of events that began Friday night.

On Friday around 9:30 p.m. police arrested Kidd for assault and battery in Campbell County in the Evington community. Kidd was released on bond.

At 12:30 a.m. Saturday Campbell County deputies investigated a car break-in on Lucinda Drive and spoke to the homeowners. They did not find a suspect.

Later that morning Deputies went back to that same house and found a woman dead and a man shot multiple times.

They’re not saying how the woman, 69-year-old Robin Chenault, died, and they did not give an update or release the name of the man, who they said is 65 years old. Police said Sunday that Kidd was a suspect in that shooting.

Saturday around 1 p.m. Lynchburg police got a call and found Kidd driving a white Ford Expedition and pointing a gun at someone. Officers went to the 2000 block of Hughes Avenue and attempted to stop the vehicle. Kidd refused to pull over and led them on a chase south into Campbell County.

Kidd later crashed in the area of Candlers Mountain Road and Sunnymeade Road. There was then a shootout with police.

Kidd and one officer were shot and a canine unit was injured.

State police and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries assisted. Lynchburg police have asked Virginia State Police to investigate from here.

The LPD said this in a statement:

“Lynchburg Police Officers, along with the assisting officers from these other agencies, showed
commendable courage and resiliency in the face of a rapidly evolving, life-threatening event.”

10 News is continuing to follow this story. 

Original story, 6:38 p.m. Saturday:

Lynchburg police say an officer and a suspect have been shot in an incident Saturday afternoon. 

Both were transported to the hospital.

The suspect is in critical condition, and the officer is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury. 

This is a developing story, and we'll be updating this article as we learn more.

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