VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A struggle between a police officer and a murder suspect led to the officer’s gun being discharged in a Virginia Beach hospital stairwell. The Virginian-Pilot reports it happened Friday at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Virginia Beach police say no one was injured, and there was never an active shooter in the building. In a statement released Saturday morning, police said an officer arrived at the hospital to take Matthew Christie into custody. Christie, 38, is charged with first-degree murder and malicious assault of his 74-year-old mother, Linda Christie. She was found dead Oct. 16.
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