State Police Investigating After Fatal Shooting by an Albermarle Police Officer
Afton, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal shooting by an Albemarle County police officer.
State police spokeswoman Deborah Cox says the shooting occurred early Saturday after Albemarle police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in Afton. She says the officer involved in the shooting was not injured. Police did not release details, including names of those involved.
The landlord who owns the mobile home where the shooting occurred tells local media that his tenants' adult daughter drove to her parents' home and was attacked by a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend who had been hiding beside the trailer. William Rothracker says police shot the man when they found him beating the woman.
Albemarle polices spokeswoman Carter Johnson did not return telephone messages.