PRINCESS ANNE, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) — Authorities on Monday named the man and woman who were supposedly involved in a shootout on the Virginia coast with police officers over the weekend.
Investigators say Angelo Delano Perry, 35, and India Kager, 28, were at a convenience store in Princess Anne when they were confronted by an officer responding to a call. Officials said they had received information that Perry was a person of interest in a homicide case.
When four officers approached the vehicle, police said someone inside the vehicle opened fire four times. An bullet grazed an officer but did not injure him. He returned fire and shot both suspects, authorities said.
An infant who was inside the car during the shootout was not harmed.
Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera said the officers intended to shoot Perry, not Kager. Both, though, were struck and both died at the scene.
During a news conference Tuesday, Cervera said police later found a semiautomatic handgun and a semiautomatic assault weapon inside the vehicle.
The police officers involved in Saturday night’s shooting were placed on routine administrative leave pending an investigation, authorities said.
The child has been placed in the care of state officials.
Perry has a prior criminal record, The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday, that includes malicious wounding and assault and battery.
“My… heart… aches. I am totally devastated,” Kager’s mother posted to her Facebook account.