Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 19, 2014

Man shot, in traffic stop dies at hospital

PEARISBURG, Va. — An officer-involved shooting incident in which a person died Sunday in Pearisburg, Va., is currently under investigation.

At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, a Pearisburg police official initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Town of Pearisburg, according to Corinne N. Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police.

During the course of the traffic stop, the suspect driver was shot, Geller said. Rescue personnel were immediately called to the scene and the adult male driver was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Police Shooting Investigative Team out of the Wytheville Field Office was dispatched to the scene to investigate the incident, Geller said. The incident remained under investigation Sunday evening.

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