Virginia State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one deputy injured and a 16-year-old dead.
Authorities say it happened at about 3 p.m. Saturday near the Town of Appalachia on Pine Branch Road after two juveniles were reported missing during the day.
According to the report, the deputy saw a parked car in some bushes with a girl and boy inside. That’s when the 16-year-old boy got out of the car and stabbed the deputy who then fired shots back at him.
Officials say the boy died later died as a result of his injuries at the scene. The deputy was soon flown to Johnson City Medical Center, where he’s being treated for multiple stab wounds.
The 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were later confirmed to be the two teens who were reported missing earlier in the day.
Officials add that the boy’s body will be taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy. The girl was never injured during the incident.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Source: WSLS News 10