GROTTOES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police will investigate after a sheriff’s deputy responding to a call about a break-in fatally shot a man who authorities said charged at him with a knife.
The incident happened Friday afternoon in Augusta County. According to a news release from state police, deputies responding to a 911 call about the break-in encountered a man who ran away from a trailer and into nearby woods.
The deputies followed him on foot.
Then state police say the man turned around and charged toward a deputy with a knife.
The deputy discharged his firearm, fatally striking 48-year-old Jeffrey J. Bruce of Grottoes.