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Man shot by officer in Spotsylvania prostitution sting

A man is in critical condition after being shot by a police officer during a prostitution sting operation in Spotsylvania.
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Posted at 11:50 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 08:55:08-05

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- A man is in critical condition after being shot by a police officer during a prostitution sting operation in Spotsylvania.

According to "The Freelance Star," it happened Thursday night at a hotel on Jefferson Davis Highway.

Deputies say the shooting victim walked into a hotel room as had been arranged when officers walked in and ordered the man to show his hands.

Instead, they say he reached for a gun in his waistband, causing a deputy to open fire.

The shooting victim is in critical condition, and the deputy, a 19-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave.