Police: Man shot during struggle with deputy after crash

AP News
Posted: Dec 26, 2016 12:58 PM

LOUISA , Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say they're investigating after a man was shot during a struggle with a Louisa County sheriff's deputy near a crash scene.

Police said in a statement that as a deputy arrived at the scene of a one-vehicle crash about 35 miles west of Charlottesville early Monday, the driver ran into the woods.

A few minutes later, the deputy found the man about a quarter mile away. During a discussion, police say the man charged the deputy. As they struggled, police say the man was shot once. Police say the 44-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where he is in stable condition.

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Police say the deputy is white and the man is black.

Police say the deputy wasn't injured.

State police say they're investigating at the sheriff's request.