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VSP investigating officer-involved shooting after police pursuit that ended in Montgomery County

Virginia State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting following a police chase that spanned from Giles County to Montgomery County Tuesday morning.

The Giles County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday evening, they received a complaint about a stolen tow dolly from a business in Narrows.

At about 7 a.m., a Giles County deputy was attempting to stop a Chevrolet pickup that was pulling a stolen trailer; however, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and fled into Montgomery County, prompting officers from several jurisdictions to respond.

Police then used spike strips to deflate the tires. Authorities said the pursuit continued onto Route 114, where the vehicle was ultimately stopped.

“The driver refused to comply with officer’s directions and the driver presented a firearm. Officers fired striking the subject,” Virginia State Police said.

The extent of the suspect’s injuries is unclear at this time.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Salem Division is investigating the Officer Involved Shooting.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.

UPDATE

A multi-county police pursuit resulted in lane closures on Route 114 in Montgomery County on Tuesday, according to the Town of Christiansburg.

The incident began shortly before 7 a.m. in Giles County and crossed into Montgomery County, with Blacksburg Police being called to assist in deploying spike strips to immobilize the vehicle.

Officials told 10 News that rather than stopping, the suspect continued driving after hitting the spike strips and entered Christiansburg town limits, prompting Christiansburg Police to respond.

The vehicle entered Montgomery County and was stopped on Peppers Ferry Road at Vickers Switch Road, authorities said. Units from the Town of Christiansburg, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police, conducted the stop, and during the stop, shots were fired. At this time, it is unclear who fired the shots and whether anyone was hurt.

As per standard protocol and policy, the incident has been turned over to Virginia State Police for investigation.

We have reached out to Virginia State Police and are waiting to hear back.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.

ORIGINAL STORY

Police activity has led to lane closures on Route 114 in Montgomery County, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

All east and west lanes are closed in the area of Vicker Switch Road, authorities told 10 News. Traffic on Route 114 east of the Prices Fork Road intersection is blocked off as well.

Currently, eastbound tractor-trailers are being detoured left onto Prices Fork Road and car traffic can turn onto Prices Fork Road or right onto Walton Road and get to Route 11.

Additionally, westbound drivers coming from Christiansburg are being detoured onto Route 661 Chrisman Mill Road to Route 11, whereas tractor trailers are being turned around to go back to Route 460.

We have reached out to Virginia State Police and the Christiansburg Police Department to learn more and will continue to update this article as details become readily available.


Source: WSLS News 10

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