Virginia cop charged with murder in off-duty shooting
Chesterfield, Va. — A Virginia judge has set bond for a police officer facing a murder charge in the off-duty shooting of an 18-year-old at a car wash.
Media outlets report that a $25,000 bond was set Friday for Richmond Officer David Cobb. He’s charged with second-degree murder and a weapons count.
Chesterfield police said in a statement that when Paterson Brown Jr. drove Cobb’s car out of a bay at suburban car wash, Cobb told him to get out, then later shot Brown during an altercation. Cobb wasn’t on duty.
Cobb’s attorney, Scott Miles, declined to comment.
Chesterfield police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon says in an email that both men are black. She says Cobb’s car wasn’t a Richmond police vehicle.
Richmond Police say in a statement that 47-year-old Cobb is on administrative leave without pay and an internal investigation won’t start until the court case is complete.