The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office said one of their deputies was shot Friday night (9/23) while conducting a traffic stop.
According to our sister station, WDBJ, “Deputies say a passenger in the stopped vehicle shot one of the responding deputies, hitting their head. Another deputy on scene shot back, hitting the suspect. The deputy who was shot has been treated and released from the hospital. The suspect is still being treated.”
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association said they are grateful the deputies involved in the incident are safe and that the suspect is in custody.