Virginia State Police charge three Tennessee women in Scott County shooting

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GATE CITY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police have charged three Tennessee women with multiple counts following a pursuit and shooting Tuesday, Dec. 5, according to a release from Virginia State Police.

According to the release, Elisabeth G. Lloyd, 26, was charged with attempting to elude law enforcement. Autumn L. Gills, 28, was charged with one felony count of eluding law enforcement, one count of obstruction/resisting law enforcement, and reckless use of a firearm. Lauren D. Venable, 24, was charged with one felony count of eluding law enforcement.

Police say the incident began shortly before 11 p.m., Tuesday when a Gate City Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a 2012 Honda Accord on Route 665. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

According to the release, the Honda sped out of town and into Scott County. During the course of the pursuit, the occupants of the Honda fired multiple shots at the ate City Police Officer's vehicle.

The driver of the Honda then lost control and crashed the vehicle along Spivey Mill Lane, the release states. After crashing, two of the three women in the vehicle, Gills and Venable, fled the scene on foot. The third woman, Lloyd, remained at the scene and was taken into custody without incident.

The two women were apprehended Wednesday morning by the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

According to the release, no shots were fired by the Gate City Police Officer during the incident, nor were any injuries reported.

The incident remains under investigation.