A Virginia police officer is killed during her first day on the job (and another two are wounded) in a domestic related shooting in Lake Ridge, Virginia.
Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia Ralph Northam says he will not resign from office because he does not believe that he appears in a controversial photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook showing one person wearing blackface and another person wearing Ku Klux Klan attire. However, Northam later admits to wearing blackface during the same time period for a dance contest, in order to imitate musician Michael Jackson.
A man suspected of a shooting at the New River Community College in Christiansburg, Virginia, United States, is charged with multiple counts of malicious wounding and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and held without bail.
Incumbent Virginia State Senator Edd Houck concedes defeat in the state elections, giving the Republican Party control over the Virginia General Assembly. [http:--www.therepublic.com-view-story-470d90a7b0144bcfbf2c4d7de9c5b2eb-VA--Senate-Houck-Concedes- ("The Republic")]date=August 2019
A state of emergency is declared in a number of states including North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut as well as the city of Baltimore in the state of Maryland.