Spotsylvania standoff ends with suspect, 2 deputies shot

Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-01 19:09:27-04

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- Warrants have been obtained for the man  in critical condition after he was shot by Spotsylvania Sheriff's deputies during an hours-long standoff that began Saturday afternoon and ended early Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to a home in the 10300 block of Gordon Road around noon Saturday to serve an emergency commitment order on 61-year-old Michael Antosh.

Upon arrival, deputies said they attempted to make contact with Antosh, but he barricaded himself inside the home and threatened the deputies with a "large caliber firearm."

Spotsylvania's Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) arrived to make contact with Antosh, but had little success.

Antosh was highly agitated and made numerous threats toward law enforcement and others, the sheriff's department said.

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning Antosh began firing at deputies from inside and outside the residence and deputies opened fire.

Two deputies were wounded in the exchange and transported to Mary Washington Hospital. They are listed in stable condition.

Antosh was also wounded and transported to Mary Washington Hospital where he is undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds. He is listed in critical condition.

Officials said warrants were obtained and that Antosh will be charged with four counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer and four counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony when he is in stable condition.