Man shot by Giles County deputy dies from his injuries

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- A man shot by a police officer in Giles County last week has died from his injuries.

State Police said Rodney Hoback, Jr., 26, of Pearisburg, died Tuesday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Police said the incident began around 7:25 a.m. last Thursday when the Giles County Sheriff's Office got a call from a private security company service about a potential fire at a home on Guinea Mountain Road.

Fire crews and deputies were dispatched to the home.

When they got there, a firefighter and two deputies encountered Hoback armed with a large knife.

Police said Hoback was outside the home at the time and refused to comply with commands of the deputies to drop the weapon.

Instead, police said Hoback began advancing on the deputies.

He was shot and flown to the hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

State Police said its Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

Once state police completes it, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth's Attorney for final review and adjudication.

Both of the sheriff's deputies are on administrative leave and their names will not be released.

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