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Officer-involved shooting in Dickenson County

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 DICKENSON COUNTY, VA (WVVA) The Virginia State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Haysi.

Rescue squad personnel were responding to a 911 call at a residence in the 800 block of Doe Branch when they told dispatchers that a man threatened them with a gun.

Officers with the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police responded to the scene. According to a news release by the VSP, "the adult male subject refused to comply with commands by the Sheriff's Office to put down his weapon. When the male subject began threatening the responding law enforcement, he was subsequently shot by a deputy." 

The man was taken to Bristol Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment for life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt. 

A VSP Police Shooting Investigative Team out of Wytheville was called in handle the inquiry. No other details are known.

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