Preliminary hearing held for Virginia Beach man charged with shooting police officer

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The man accused of shooting a Virginia Beach police officer in June appeared in court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

Bryan Carl Cage

Bryan Cage, 46, is charged with attempted capital murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and malicious wounding.

According to police, this all stems from him shooting at officers who were serving him a warrant for charges related to the distribution of child pornography.

Police told us Cage fired at an officer multiple times at his home along Ohio Avenue.

The injured officer was hospitalized but is okay.

That officer spoke in court on Thursday, saying he was shot multiple times and two bullets are still lodged in his right shoulder.

Other detectives that were at Cage's home that day to serve him a warrant also spoke about the incident.

They say that upon making forced entry into the home, they were immediately fired upon, leading to an exchange of gunfire.

One detective says he heard about 50 gunshots.

They said after the shooting Cage barricaded himself in his home. It took nearly six hours to take him into custody.

Cage, who appeared in court in a wheelchair for unknown reasons, did not speak during the hearing. There is no word yet on his next court date.


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