Culpeper police investigate shooting incident involving officer

CULPEPER, VA (WWBT) - A Culpeper police officer is on administrative leave after shooting and killing a suspect.

It happened Thursday morning when the officer was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

What happened after that — police say is unclear.

They're investigating, but witnesses claim the officer ordered the car to stop and warned he would shoot — then he did!

54-year-old Patricia Cook was pronounced dead at the scene.

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