WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say two sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave after a shooting that left a knife-wielding man with life-threatening injuries in southwest Virginia.
Virginia State Police said the incident happened Thursday after Giles County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a home fire.
Police say a firefighter and two deputies encountered a combative man who was armed with a large knife outside the home. They say he refused to drop the weapon and began advancing on the deputies when he was shot.
Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said both deputies fired their weapons, but it’s unclear if both of them struck the man. Geller says the deputies and the man are white.
Most Read Stories
- Prosecutor reviewing sex-abuse allegations against ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen
- The results are in: Here's where the new Dick's Drive-In will be
- Career advice: End affair with boss, then apply for promotion | Dear Carolyn
- Amazon tries to bag a big chunk of grocery market with Seattle pickup locations WATCH
- Knife-wielding man in custody after downtown standoff VIEW
Police say the man suffered life-threatening injuries. Both deputies have been placed on administrative leave.