Suspect dead, deputy recovering after officer-involved shooting in Amherst County

Sheriff's Office says avoid Rt 29 north of Rt 151

By Patricia Martellotti - Reporter, Katie Potter - Producer

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - The suspect in an officer-involved shooting in Amherst County, 40-year-old Anthony Makai Hutchinson of Waynesboro, VA.,  is dead, according to the county's Sheriff's Office.

A deputy was shot in leg when the suspect and law enforcement exchanged gunfire.

He's expected to be released from the hospital Sunday.

The shooting happened after deputies attempted to pull the suspect over; he lost control of the car and crashed near Spencer Mountain Road along Route 29 Southbound.

They say he was driving a car wanted in Nelson County.

The Virginia State Police and the Amherst County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

The Amherst Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to avoid the area, as Route 29 is closed near Spencer Mountain Road.

Deputies are currently on scene with other agencies.

 

 

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