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*Motorist shot by deputy during incident in Warren County

By Ben Orcutt -- borcutt@nvdaily.com

FRONT ROYAL -- A motorist was shot by a Warren County Sheriff's Office deputy early Wednesday after the driver rammed another deputy's cruiser, according to a news release issued by Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron.

McEathron says in the release that Warren County received a bulletin from Fauquier County at about 1:39 a.m. to try to locate the man, who was driving a blue GMC pickup and believed to be suicidal. Deputies found the pickup parked in a pull-off area along U.S. 340 south near the intersection of Chapman Farm Road.

Deputies made contact with the man, who refused to cooperate with them. McEathron says the man put the pickup in reverse and rammed one of the deputies' vehicles while the deputy was partially outside the vehicle.

The man refused to stop and then drove forward toward a second deputy's vehicle, the release says. That deputy, who was standing beside the cruiser at the time, fired his weapon at the man.

McEathron says the driver tried to flee the scene, but crashed the pickup about 200 yards south, striking a large rock formation.

Assisted by the Virginia State Police and Front Royal Police, deputies were able to remove the man from the pickup without further incident. The man was taken by emergency personnel to Winchester Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his right arm and was later transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

McEathron says the criminal investigations division of the state police was called in to investigate the incident.

Virginia Department of Transportation workers detoured traffic on U.S. 340 onto Poorhouse Road and then Browntown Road for eight hours while investigators worked at the scene of the incident.

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