Police: Man shot by officers charged with burglary, assault

AP News
Posted: May 19, 2016 9:43 AM

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say a man shot by officers he confronted with a gun during a break-in check at a southwestern Virginia home is facing charges.

Virginia State Police announced in a news release Thursday that 60-year-old Danny Lee Osborn of Wytheville was released from a Tennessee hospital Tuesday and charged with assault on a police officer, grand larceny, burglary and firearms offenses. Police are awaiting his extradition to Virginia.

The shooting happened May 11 after police say a woman returned home, heard someone inside and called 911. Police say two officers saw Osborn, who is white, pointing a handgun taken from the home at them and shot Osborn several times.

State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller says both officers are white. Wytheville police say the officers are on routine paid administrative leave.