Police: Man shot during struggle with deputy after crash

LOUISA , Va. – Virginia State Police say that after the investigation of a man who was shot during a fight with a Louisa County sheriff’s deputy in the vicinity of a crash scene.

The police said in a statement that a deputy arrived on the scene of a car accident at approximately 35 miles west of Charlottesville early Monday, the driver ran into the forest.

A few minutes later, the deputy found the man about a quarter of a mile away. During the discussion, police say the man charged the deputy. As they struggled, police say the man was shot once. Police say the 44-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Police say the deputy is white and the man is black.

Police say the deputy was not injured.

State police say they are investigating the sheriff’s request.

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