Man shot, killed by Virginia deputy after pursuit identified

Castle was pronounced dead at scene


WISE COUNTY, Va. – State police have released the name of the 34-year-old man shot and killed by a Wise County deputy Monday evening, reports WCYB.

Nathan Castle exited his truck with a shotgun after leading the deputy on a chase, according to police.

The deputy shot Castle, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson with the Scott County Sheriff's Office told WCYB that Castle had been involved in a domestic dispute earlier Monday.

The Bristol NBC affiliate reports that a neighbor called officers to check on the suspect's wife after they saw him leave in a hurry earlier in the evening.

Castle's body has been transported to Roanoke for an autopsy at the State Medical Examiner's Office.

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