A Culpeper police officer shot and killed a woman Thursday, officials with the Virginia State Police and the Town of Culpeper said.
Patricia Cook, 54, of Culpeper, died at the scene, officials said.
Thursday at about 10 a.m., Culpeper police received a call about a suspicious woman in a Jeep Wrangler in a parking lot in the 300 block of North East Street, officials said. A police officer responded and started talking with Cook.
When the officer tried to get Cook's identification, Cook suddenly closed her driver's side window, which trapped the officer's arm. Cook then started driving, dragging the officer, police said.
The officer repeatedly told Cook to stop driving, but she refused and shots were fired, police said. The vehicle wrecked in the 200 block of North East Street.
The officer, a five-year veteran, suffered minor injuries and has been put on administrative leave in accordance with standard policy, officials said.Virginia State Police are investigating the incident with assistance from the Culpeper Town Police and Culpeper County Sheriff's Office.