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No charges yet in Louisa cemetery shooting

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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A man shot by a Louisa County sheriff’s deputy after he displayed a knife and gun at Hillcrest Cemetery may be sent to a mental health treatment center for evaluation.

No charges had been filed as of Wednesday in the case. Virginia State Police are investigating the matter because the shooting involved a sheriff’s deputy. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave, in accordance with sheriff’s office policy.

The incident began at about 8:36 a.m. on April 6 when 911 dispatchers received a call from the cemetery. The man reported he was suicidal. When the deputy arrived at the cemetery a short time later, he found the man armed with a knife and gun.

State police provided no details about the encounter and did not release the deputy’s name. After the shooting, the deputy immediately called for an ambulance and began administering first aid, according to Corinne Geller, state police public relations director. The man was taken to University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment.

Tina Rowe, the mother of the 32-year-old man who was shot, said he was struck three times, in his leg, back and side.

(Article by David Holtzman)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s April 11, 2019 issue.

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