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Virginia police chief, man accused of shooting him out of hospital

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Posted at 1:27 PM, May 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 13:27:53-04

NORTON, Va. -- Both the police chief of a small Virginia city and a man accused of shooting him have been released from a hospital.

Norton Police Chief James Lane was discharged from the Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee, where he was airlifted after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while responding to a shoplifting call May 7, according to the Bristol Herald Courier.

Police have said Lane and another officer on the scene returned fire, striking the suspect, identified as James Dyer Buckland of Pound, Virginia.

Buckland faces several charges, including attempted capital murder.