Man who was shot by Lynchburg Police while stabbing woman to death charged

The man is now facing a first-degree murder charge

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE 9:10 P.M. FRIDAY

A Lynchburg man is facing charges after he was shot by police while stabbing a woman to death.

On Friday, Nov. 10 at 6:53 a.m., LPD responded to the 5100 block of Boonsboro Road for a domestic incident, according to Virginia State Police.

When officers got to the scene, VSP said they found 43-year-old Tony Brown, who was stabbing 42-year-old Nicole Rosser.

The officers commanded Brown to drop the knife, but he continued to attack Rosser, police said.

One of the officers fired their department-issued gun and shot the man, authorities said.

State police said officers began to treat Brown and Rosser at the scene. Both were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital to be treated.

Rosser succumbed to her injuries, police said.

We’re now told Brown is still being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He was earlier listed in critical condition.

According to VSP, Brown is facing the following charges:

  • One count of first-degree murder
  • Two counts of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony
  • Two counts of violating a protective order

Police said there was another woman and a 16-year-old boy at the scene and sustained minor injuries. The pair were both treated and released. It was not clear if they were directly involved in the incident.

The officer who fired the weapon at the scene has been placed in a non-enforcement, limited-duty assignment until the investigation is complete, according to LPD. We’re told this is normal practice for the department.

The investigation is ongoing.

A mugshot for Brown was not yet available.


UPDATE 4:20 P.M. FRIDAY

An investigation is underway after a Lynchburg Police officer shot a man who was stabbing a woman to death.

On Friday, Nov. 10 at 6:53 a.m., Lynchburg Police said they responded to the 5100 block of Boonsboro Road for the report of a man stabbing a woman.

When the first officer got to the scene, the man was stabbing the woman, authorities said.

We’re told the officer told the man to stop, but he continued. The officer fired their department-issued gun and shot the man, according to LPD.

Authorities said officers began to treat the woman, who had been stabbed several times, and the man, who had just been shot.

Both the man and the woman were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital to be treated, police said.

According to Lynchburg Police, the woman, now identified as 42-year-old Nicole Rosser, passed away. The man is in critical condition and is still under the hospital’s care.

Police said there was another woman and a 16-year-old boy at the scene and sustained minor injuries. The pair were both treated and released. It was not clear if they were directly involved in the incident.

The officer who fired the weapon at the scene has been placed in a non-enforcement, limited-duty assignment until the investigation is complete, according to LPD. We’re told this is normal practice for the department.

Authorities said Virginia State Police is investigating the incident and LPD is conducting an internal investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Lynchburg Police Department told 10 News that an officer-involved shooting occurred Friday morning.

The incident happened just before 7 a.m. in the 5100 block of Boonsboro Road as officers were responding to a 911 call, authorities said.

Lynchburg Police believes that it was isolated and said there is no threat to the public at this time.

The details surrounding this incident are limited; however, we have reached out to Virginia State Police for further information.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops


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