Suspect in Wythe County deputy-involved shooting used to be a police officer
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – A former police officer is accused of shooting two Wythe County deputies on Tuesday night. The suspect, Ricky Delk, is still in the hospital in serious condition as of 7 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Virginia State Police. Original StoryTwo Wythe County deputies were shot while responding to a “domestic situation” on Tuesday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities say deputies from the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police responded to a domestic situation where a gun was fired at 586 Whippoorwill Road. At about 12:30 p.m., Wythe County Sheriff Keith Dunagan told 10 News that this deputy is doing well and may be released Wednesday.
WATCH: Roanoke police hold news conference after officer-involved shooting
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Police Chief Sam Roman held a news conference after an officer-involved shooting on Thursday afternoon. Roman spoke for about 20 minutes at 6:30 p.m. after officers shot a man who fired first at them, according to police. The shooting happened at the Ashton Heights Apartments, previously known as Caru Apartments, which are in the northwest part of the city. Our feed had a few issues early on, we apologize for the glitching.
Roanoke man who was shot by police after allegedly shooting at officers dies from injuries
ROANOKE, Va. – FRIDAY 8:30 P.M. UPDATEState police announced on Friday evening that the man who was shot by Roanoke police after allegedly firing shots at officers died from his injuries. The shooting happened at the Ashton Heights Apartments, previously known as Caru Apartments, just before 3:15 p.m. on Thursday. Police said they approached Moorman and another man to talk to them about a shooting that happened earlier in the week. Officers returned fire when Moorman turned and started shooting at the officers, according to state police. ORIGINAL STORYOne person is in the hospital, likely with life-threatening injuries after being shot by Roanoke police officers on Thursday afternoon.
April’s state trooper-involved shooting of Bedford man deemed justified
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – A state trooper who shot a Bedford man last month will not face any charges. Commonwealth’s Attorney for Bedford County Wes Nance announced his findings on Wednesday in connection with the April 22 shooting. Early that morning, state troopers were called to assist the Bedford Police Department and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with a traffic pursuit happening inside town limits. **Some may find the following screenshot to be graphic** Daniel Newman aiming a pellet gun at Trooper Walls on April 22, 2020, according to CA Wes Nance. Image provided by the Office of Bedford County Commonwealth’s AttorneyOnce Newman’s gun was secured, officers began to provide him with medical assistance, said Nance.
Deadly officer-involved shooting near Roanoke Krispy Kreme deemed justified
ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke City Commonwealth’s Attorney announced his findings Wednesday after a months-long investigation into a officer-involved shooting in October 2019. On October 16, Chase Austin was shot and killed by Roanoke Officer Martinez after Virginia State Police said Austin became confrontational and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at Martinez. Whatever his motivation, Mr. Austin introduced the element of deadly force into what was otherwise a relatively benign situation. Officer Martinez has an obligation to protect the general public from threats such as the one presented by Mr. Austin. Therefore, I am of the opinion that, under the law of Virginia, Officer Martinez was legally justified in the use of deadly force to protect his own life as well as the lives of others in this situation.
Lynchburg police announce findings of three officer-involved shooting investigations
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department has completed its internal investigation related to the officer-involved shootings that occurred in 2017 on Triangle Place and in 2018 on Norwood Street in Lynchburg and on Sunnymeade Road in Campbell County. On Nov. 5, 2017, Lynchburg police were called to 2919 Triangle Place for a woman who was having a psychotic episode and was suicidal. There were three officers involved in the incident, one of whom shot and killed Webber, according to police. On Dec. 20, 2018, officers responding to a report of a violent trespasser at a home on Norwood Street. On Oct. 6, 2018, police described a chaotic chase after one shooting and, later, a shootout between a suspect and police.