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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Walmart parking lot identified

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in South Hill Thursday night.
A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in South Hill Thursday night.(WILX)
Published: Dec. 24, 2021 at 7:41 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2021 at 4:22 PM EST
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SOUTH HILL, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police have identified a man that was killed in an officer-involved shooting in South Hill Thursday night.

According to police, the shooting occurred around 6:50 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart located in the 300 block of Furr Street.

An officer located a driver seated inside a Ford F-150 pickup truck located off to the side of the parking lot. As the officer approached the pickup, a shot rang out from inside. The same officer returned fire.

Steven Matze, 44, of Saxe, Va., was identified as the driver, and he died at the scene.

Police say a handgun was recovered from inside the pickup truck, and the officer involved was not hurt.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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