STANLEY, Va. -- Authorities say a police officer in Virginia has been shot and killed by a driver during a traffic stop.
Stanley police say 48-year-old officer Dominic Winum was fatally shot in the town Friday afternoon.
News outlets report 29-year-old Dakota Richards shot Winum before the officer could get out of his patrol vehicle.
Virginia State Police say Richards ran away but was later found hiding in a barn. Richards reportedly made a “threatening movement” and was shot and killed by officers. It's unclear what led up to the traffic stop.
Winum had been with Stanley police since 2016. Before that, he was a Virginia state trooper.