2 Virginia Deputies Shot Responding to Domestic Dispute

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 24, 2017USshare
2 Virginia Deputies Shot Responding to Domestic Dispute
Police tape. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

STERLING, Va.—Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies have been shot while responding to a domestic dispute in northern Virginia.

The injuries are serious but not expected to be life-threatening. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the shooting occurred in Sterling, which is about 30 miles northwest of Washington. WRC-TV in Washington reported that the shooting occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

A suspect is in custody. Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, says there is no threat to the community.

No other information was immediately available.

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