State Police have released more information about an officer involved shooting that happened late Monday in Nelson County.
The shooting happened on Davis Creek Road, just north of Lovingston. Lt. Joe Radar says two Amherst County deputies were doing undercover surveillance for a drug investigation.
The deputies were watching two cars when they noticed something suspicious and decided to approach the vehicle's drivers, Radar said. One of the drivers reportedly did something that caused one of the deputies to shoot him. Radar won't elaborate on what action took place.
Both drivers sped off after the initial shooting, Radar said. The wounded driver was found after crashing his vehicle in a field near Huffman Way. He was given first aid and taken by helicopter to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he is currently in intensive care. The second driver was located later by the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.
No charges have been filed and no one is in custody, according to Radar. State Police are investigating the circumstances that took place prior to and after the shooting.
Amherst County deputies were involved in a shooting in Nelson County Monday night.
It happened on Davis Creek Road. The Amherst County sheriff’s office says deputies were involved in a shooting resulting from a narcotics investigation shortly before midnight.
State police told WCAV the victim suffered from “more than one” gunshot wound. While state police wouldn’t say what led to the gunfire, we’re told the shooting victim fled the scene and deputies pursued. Police say the man crashed through a fence and into a field before surrendering.
The victim was treated at the scene and flown to University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment. The man shot is in intensive care. State police are investigating.
Here is the full news release:
The Amherst County Sheriff's Office was involved in an officer involved shooting last night in Nelson County.
Deputies from the Amherst County Sheriff's Office were involved in a shooting resulting from a narcotics investigation shortly before midnight July 18th on Davis Creek Road in Nelson County.
The suspect in the case was treated on the scene and flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment.
The Virginia State Police has been asked to handle the investigation, and all further information will be issued from them.