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Spotsylvania deputy on leave after shooting man

Man seriously injured after being shot by officer in domestic incident, Crime Insider sources say
Posted at 10:32 PM, Jul 18, 2022

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- A man was left with serious injuries in Spotsylvania County on Monday night after he was shot by an officer who was responding to a domestic incident.

Around 6 p.m. on Monday, deputies received a call for a domestic situation involving a weapon from someone inside a home in the 6600 block of Timberbrook Lane in Spotsylvania County.

Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett that the suspect met an officer with a weapon and tried to attack the officer. The deputy then shot and injured the man, who is described to be in his mid to late 20s.

Authorities told Jon Burkett that the man who was shot will at least face an attempted malicious wounding charge.

The officer involved in the incident was not injured. Per standard procedure, the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.

Officers are continuing their investigation into the incident which will include a review of the officer's worn body camera.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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