BOSTON, Va. – Authorities in Virginia say deputies shot and killed a driver who "presented a deadly threat" to them as they tried to make a traffic stop.
The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Facebook on Tuesday that it happened Monday night. Officials say the driver "presented a deadly threat to the deputies and they responded by shooting and killing the driver."
Officials say the deputies involved are on modified duty during an investigation being conducted by Virginia State Police.
Officials didn't release any details about the driver's age, gender or race or the names and races of the deputies involved.
Sheriff Scott Jenkins says he's grateful the deputies are safe, but he's "deeply saddened by what they were forced to do."