AFTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal shooting by an Albemarle County police officer.
State police spokeswoman Deborah Cox says the shooting occurred early Saturday after Albemarle police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in Afton. She says the officer involved in the shooting was not injured. Police did not release details, including names of those involved.
However, the landlord who owns the mobile home where the shooting occurred says that his tenants' adult daughter drove to her parents' home and was attacked by a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend who had been hiding beside the trailer. William Rothracker says police shot the man when they found him beating the woman.
Albemarle police spokeswoman Carter Johnson said the agency has started an internal investigation.
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PRESS RELEASE FROM ALBEMARLE P.D.
At the request of the Albemarle County Police Department, the Virginia State Police is investigating the officer involved fatal shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 8th, 2013 in the 9000 block of Rockfish Gap Turnpike.
The Albemarle County Police Department has initiated an internal investigation into this incident. As with any police shooting, the inolved officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the Virginia State Police investigation and the internal investigation.
We ask that you give us time to conduct these investigations. It is imperative that we focus on the facts and do not release any information that would disrupt the integrity of these investigations.
The ACPD's internal investigation is conducted by the agency's Office of Professional Standards and is a personnel issue. Therefore, we will not be releasing additional information regarding the officer or the incident. All questions regarding the shooting will be answered by the Virginia State Police.
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