CONCORD, Va. – Virginia State Police have identified a man who died following an exchange of gunfire with police.
State police say 24-year-old Trevon J. Scruggs locked himself and his 3-year-old son in a bedroom at a home in Campbell County on Friday night. Campbell County sheriff's deputies who responded to a 911 call tried to negotiate with Scruggs for almost 11 hours before they were relieved by a state police tactical team.
State police say in a news release that the boy came out of the bedroom around 12:05 p.m. on Saturday. Scruggs began shooting at the state police team as a negotiator tried to coax the boy to safety. The officers returned fire.
Scruggs died at a Lynchburg hospital.
An investigation is continuing.