Police Shooting at Friendship Court

Things seem to be getting tense in the community after two police officers shot a man in a struggle at Friendship Court, a man who is now in critical condition at the UVa Medical Center. Officers William Sclafani and Jeremy Carper responded to a call about a man who had entered an apartment without permission and begun to damage it. When they arrived, the man — Kerry Von Reese Cook — was hiding in a bedroom closet, and refused to leave. The police began to struggle with him, and the situation escalated to the point that officer Sclafani shot Cook, though it’s not clear exactly how that escalation occurred. The officers are on a routine administrative leave, and have been treated for injuries sustained in the scuffle. Reed Williams has the story in today’s Progress.

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