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UPDATE: Reward doubled for man who shot, wounded police officer in Bluefield

Updated: Feb 20, 2019


Donquale M. Gray

BLUEFIELD – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has joined the U.S. Marshals Service, by matching the reward amount of $5,000, making the total reward for information which leads to the arrest and apprehension of Donquale M. Gray to be $10,000. 


ORIGINAL STORY

BLUEFIELD – As the two-state search continues for a man who shot a Bluefield Police Officer late Saturday night, the U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest. 25-year-old Donquale M. Gray of Bluefield, West Virginia is now wanted by the Virginia State Police for attempted capital murder of a police officer.

According to state police, the wounded police officer is still being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. 

Anyone with information about Gray or his whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 or Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

Police say the incident began at approximately 11:45 PM Saturday. A Bluefield Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Toyota Yaris for an equipment violation. Seated inside the Toyota was an adult male driver and Gray, the front-seat passenger. State police says during the course of the traffic stop, Gray began shooting at and wounded the Bluefield Police Officer as he was standing outside the vehicle on the driver's side. Police say the Bluefield officer and a second officer who had responded to assist with the traffic stop, returned fire. The Toyota's driver got out of the vehicle and surrendered. Gray got into the driver's seat and drove off.  The Toyota was found abandoned a few hours later in Bluefield in West Virginia.  The driver of the vehicle was cited for a traffic violation and released. He was not injured in the shooting. Nor was the other Police Officer at the scene. 

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