Man and woman charged in shooting Norfolk police officer

NORFOLK, Va. — A Norfolk man and woman are facing charges after a police officer was shot multiple times Saturday while assisting with a Child Protective Services investigation, according to a news release from the Norfolk Police Department.

When police arrived at the home on Arcadia Street around 3:20 p.m., Cassandra Smith became “combative” with officers, police said. Then a male suspect, Samuel M. Burton, began shooting at officers.

During the shooting, Burton and an officer were shot several times, police said.

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Burton, 29, has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, malicious wounding of a police officer and use of a firearm.

Smith, 23, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice.

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Burton was shot by officers and suffered life-threatening injuries. When he is released from the hospital, he will be held without bail in the Norfolk City Jail.

Smith is currently in jail without bail.

The injured officer is expected to be OK and the other officers involved are on leave while Virginia State Police investigate the incident.