State police: 19-year-old fatally shot assaulted elderly Buckingham couple, deputy

Posted at 9:51 PM, Feb 13, 2016

BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. -- Virginia State Police officials say the 19-year-old man shot and killed by a deputy attacked an elderly couple and  a deputy Saturday afternoon in Buckingham County.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said troopers were called to the Faulknier County Store in the 13300 block of S. Constitution Street in Scottsville at 12:55 p.m. for a report of a black male yelling and attacking two people inside the store.

However, before troopers arrived, the suspect ran from the store and broke into a nearby home where investigators said he attacked an elderly couple, state police said.

 Faulknier County Store

Faulknier County Store

Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office deputies were was dispatched just after 1 p.m to that home in the 800 block of Penlan Road in Arvonia for a "combative male subject."

"When two deputies arrived, the male subject jumped through a plate glass window and attacked one of the approaching deputies," Geller said. "The deputy fell onto the deck as the male subject continued to fight the deputy. One of the deputies fired at the male subject."

Officials said 19-year-old Dyzhawn L. Perkins of Buckingham died at the scene.

Perkins' body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond.

The deputy was transported to UVA Medical Center with minor injuries.

State police said the sheriff’s office is investigating Perkins in connection with four assaults that had taken place at different locations earlier that morning in the county.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office was called to the shooting and are investigating at the request of the sheriff’s office.

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