FORT CHISWELL, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed and a sheriff’s deputy was seriously wounded in a shootout at a Virginia bus station.
Virginia State Police said in a news release that troopers and Wythe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Fort Chiswell hotel Wednesday. When a deputy and trooper approached a suspect at a nearby Greyhound station, police say he fired at them and they returned fire.
Police say the man died and the deputy’s injuries aren’t life-threatening.
Sheriff Keith Dunagan says Deputy Jacob Goins, who’s white, wasn’t wearing his body camera since it wasn’t charged when his shift began. Virginia troopers don’t wear body cameras.