Virginia police: Officer fatally shot man who pointed gun
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say an officer fatally shot a man who was pointing a gun at authorities in a parking lot.
A statement from Virginia State Police says 28-year-old Chase Andrew Austin was killed by a Roanoke officer Wednesday.
The statement says officers responding to a trespassing call found Austin at a Krispy Kreme shop, which previously banned him from the location. Police say Austin became “confrontational,” pulled out a pistol and pointed it at an officer.
Authorities say the officer shot Austin, who then ran away from the scene. Austin was caught shortly afterward and hospitalized. He later died from his wounds.
The unidentified officer was placed on administrative leave.
A separate police car responding to the shooting crashed into three cars at an intersection, leaving several people with non-life-threatening injuries.