WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Police say officers checking on a possible break-in at a southwestern Virginia home shot a man who confronted them with a gun.
Wytheville police said in a news release that a woman called police early Wednesday when she came home to find a window open. While officers checked the home, police say they were confronted by a 59-year-old white man brandishing a firearm.
It was not immediately clear why the man was at the home.
Police say officers shot the man several times and performed first aid on him. He was eventually flown to a Tennessee hospital. Police didn't release his condition or the races of the officers.
Virginia State Police are investigating.
Calls to Wytheville and state police were not immediately returned.