Stafford County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, 1 in custody

A Sheriff’s Deputy was shot multiple times while responding to a breaking and entering call.

Authorities say a man shot a sheriff’s deputy who was responding to a break-in call at a Virginia home on Windsor Ridge Court at about 10:15 last evening when he was shot at by the perpetrator of the breaking and entering. 

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the deputy responded to a breaking and entering report Tuesday night in Stafford. That’s when officials say a man fired multiple shots at the deputy, injuring him “extensively.”

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman M.C. Morris Moncure said by telephone that the deputy’s injuries are serious, but not life-threatening. She says it’s still not clear whether the deputy fired any shots.

The sheriff’s office announced early Wednesday that authorities had arrested a suspect in the shooting, 18-year-old Joshua Anthony Sumter, who was sought on warrants for attempted capital murder. Moncure says he was arrested without incident or injury.


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