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Trooper shot in the foot by another trooper during drug bust in Isle of Wight County; three arrested

Trooper shot in the foot by another trooper during drug bust in Isle of Wight County; three arrested
Posted at 3:44 PM, Feb 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-13 00:08:50-05

Isle of Wight County, Va. - A Virginia State Police trooper was shot in the foot by another trooper during a joint police operation with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.

Isle of Wight Officials say this occurred in the 8700 block of Smithfield Apartments Lane. They say crews were executing a search warrant which was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

According to a release from Virginia State Police, a dog attacked one of the team members when they were making entry into the home. The trooper attempted to shoot the attacking dog and one of the rounds hit another trooper in the foot. The dog was killed.

The trooper's injury was non-life threatening. They were taken to the hospital, treated and released.

Three people were arrested and charged including Gershon Green, Derrick L. Delk and Direka S. Towns. All are facing felony charges.

Green has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute imitation cocaine, possess ammunition by a convicted felon,  possession of marijuana.

Delk has been charged with possession of a schedule 3 narcotic and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and Towns has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute of schedule 1 or 2 narcotic, possession of a schedule 3 narcotic, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

There are also warrants on file for Patrick Simmons.

The investigation remains ongoing.