Norfolk, Va. – A Norfolk police officer shot a woman early Sunday morning after the woman struck a pedestrian with her car and refused orders to stop her vehicle.
Police say the officer was responding to a 911 call about a party at Breezy Point Apartments in the 8600 block of Glen Myrtle Ave. When he arrived, he found several people around a black sedan and watched the sedan strike a woman pedestrian.
The officer ordered the woman driving the sedan to stop and physically tried to remove the driver, however she refused to leave the car and started driving toward the officer and bystanders, according to police.
The officer then opened fire, wounding the woman. She was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A female passenger in the car was unharmed but was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for an unrelated medical condition.
The woman who was shot has been identified as Jasmine N. Glespie or Jasmine Glasper of the 6700 block of E. Tanners Creek Drive in Norfolk.
NewsChannel 3 has confirmed that Glespie is a sailor on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy is now working with police to determine what led up to the incident.
Jacqueline Robinson of Dallas, Texas, Glespie’s mother, says she was told about her daughter being shot until her brother received a phone call from a news agency in Virginia.
“I was devastated. I jumped up out of bed. I started to cry and was upset. I couldn’t believe it. No one has called me and I was just wondering where she was, is she still alive.”
Norfolk Police say Glespie’s family wasn’t notified because she is an adult and her injuries are not life threatening.
The woman who was hit by the car was also transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for a non-life threatening injury.
The officer was unharmed.