Two Buchanan County Sheriff’s deputies remained hospitalized in serious condition – one with life-threatening injuries – after they were shot Sunday by a man who’d earlier killed two of their fellow deputies using a high-powered, long-range rifle.
The deputies who died were responding to an emergency call regarding a larceny in progress at the Rogers Service Center in Vansant, Virginia State Police Sgt. Steve Lowe said.
They were shot from a distance, by a man hiding in the woods on the nearby mountain.
The injured deputies were shot some time later, Lowe said, as they were helping to set up a search perimeter for the law enforcement officers from a half dozen agencies in the region who were arriving to help apprehend the suspect.
The injured deputies were caught off guard, Lowe said. They, too, were shot from a distance.
Source: Claire Galofaro and Allie Robinson for tricities.com.