Man hospitalized after Goochland officer-involved shooting
GOOCHLAND, Va. (WWBT) - A man was sent to the hospital after a confrontation with Goochland County sheriff’s deputies Thursday evening.
Goochland County Sheriff Steven Creasey says deputies responded to a 911 call received just before 6:30 p.m. The caller reported hearing shots fired and a woman screaming in the western part of the county.
Deputies arrived at the scene in the 4600 block of Hodges Hideaway Lane and began questioning a man about his possible involvement in the incident. That’s when deputies say the man pulled out a gun.
Deputies repeatedly commanded the man to drop his weapon. A deputy shot the man after he pointed the gun toward the deputies.
The sheriff’s office says deputies immediately began rendering aid to the man and called for emergency services.
The man was taken to VCU Medical Center. Deputies say his condition is unknown at this time. They also say charges are pending.
Creasey says Virginia State Police are investigating the incident. The deputy involved in the shooting is now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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