A Frederick County, Va., sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man Friday while responding to a call about a “domestic situation” and Virginia State Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the fatal encounter, authorities said.
In a news release, state police said the deputy was responding to a 911 call from a residence in the 100 block of Gregory Place when he shot a man he encountered after he entered the home. The deputy called for medical attention, but the man died at the scene, police said.
State police identified him as Christopher A. Prevatt, 38, of Winchester.
Gregory Place is in the Winchester, Va., area, about 75 miles from D.C. The incident occurred just after 5 p.m.
State police did not detail what precipitated the shooting. An official with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office did not return a phone call seeking comment Saturday afternoon.
State police said that the 911 call was about a “domestic situation” and that a woman at the residence was not injured. The deputy was also unhurt, police said.