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UPDATE: 2 wounded Virginia deputies in stable condition

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Douglas V. Johnson, Jr. Douglas V. Johnson, Jr.

STERLING, Va. (AP) - Two sheriff's deputies shot and wounded on Christmas Eve are reported in stable condition.

The Washington Post reports that the two deputies are expected to be released shortly from a hospital.

One of the law enforcers was shot in the leg. The other was shot in an arm and in both legs.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Douglas Johnson Jr. was arrested Sunday night after a domestic incident in Sterling.

A spokesman for the office says deputies tried to arrest Johnson after he was in a fight with a relative.

Authorities say one deputy used a stun device as the second tried to restrain Johnson. Police allege Johnson grabbed his own gun and shot the deputies.

Johnson is charged with two counts of attempted capital murder.

Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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STERLING, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he shot two sheriff's deputies on Christmas Eve.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Douglas V. Johnson Jr. was arrested Sunday night after a domestic incident in Sterling, Virginia, about 30 miles northwest of Washington.

A spokesman for the office says deputies tried to arrest Johnson after he was in a fight with a relative. Authorities say one deputy used a stun device as the second tried to restrain Johnson.

Police say Johnson grabbed his own gun and shot the two deputies. They were hit in their arms and legs. They are recovering at a hospital.

Johnson is being held without bond. Records don't list a lawyer for him.

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STERLING, Va. (AP) - Two Virginia sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded Sunday while responding to a domestic dispute in northern Virginia, authorities said.

The injuries were serious but not expected to be life-threatening. The dispute involved a man and his 19-year-old daughter, The Washington Post reported.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office tweeted that the shooting occurred in Sterling, which is about 30 miles northwest of Washington. WRC-TV in Washington reported that the shooting occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

The sheriff told The Post that a male and a female deputy were at the house and tried to de-escalate the dispute. When the man went upstairs, deputies followed. The deputies confronted him near a closet and as the man was being taken into custody, it appeared based on preliminary information, he reached for a gun, the sheriff told the newspaper.

The deputies used a stun gun on the man but he managed to get several shots off, the sheriff said. The female deputy was hit in the leg and the male was struck in an arm and both legs.

Both were at the hospital doing "pretty good," Chapman said.

No charges had been filed by Sunday night.

The man, identified as Douglas Johnson, Jr., was in custody.

No other information was immediately available.

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