YPSO: Deputy Shoots, Kills Man Who Pulled Gun During Accident Investigation

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deputy-involved shootingA man wanted on multiple charges in a neighboring jurisdiction was fatally shot by a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy Wednesday morning.

The deputy, whose name has not been disclosed, responded to Fort Eustis Boulevard at Richneck Road for a vehicle crash, said Lt. Dennis Ivey in a news release. During the investigation, a man began arguing with the deputy and pulled out a handgun on the deputy.

After the man brandished the gun, the deputy shot him. The man was transported to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Ivey said. His name is not being released until his family is notified of his death.

The deputy was not injured during the incident.

The suspect, who was wanted on multiple charges in a nearby jurisdiction, had an extensive criminal history and was considered armed and dangerous with violent tendencies, Ivey said.

A spokesperson with the Newport News Police Department has confirmed the city has warrants out for the man who was killed this morning. He faced one count each for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assault and failure to appear in court. An emergency protective order is also on file for him.

Whether he faced more charges in other jurisdictions is unclear at this time.

Details on the initial crash have not been released.

YPSO will host a news conference regarding the deputy-involved shooting later today.

Correction 6/24/15: The shooting happened Wednesday morning.

WYDaily will update this story as more information becomes available.