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19-year-old found dead following officer-involved shooting

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 18:36:02-04

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- An investigation is underway after a 19-year-old was found deceased following an officer-involved shooting.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Colonial Heights Police initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Taurus in the 100 block of Dunlop Farms Boulevard.

During the course of the traffic stop, the driver, 19-year-old Zyon Romeir Wyche, of Hopewell, exited the vehicle and began firing at the officers.

A Colonial Heights police officer returned fire.

Wyche then fled the scene on foot.

Prince George County Police later located Wyche deceased behind a residence in the 300 block of Greenmeadow Court.

State police recovered a firearm near Wyche's remains. No law enforcement were injured in the incident.

Wyche's remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy.