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NEWS ALERT : Fatal Shooting in Afton – VSP Releases ID Of Victim & Other Details : Updated 10:05 AM – 8.13.18

[ 0 ] August 12, 2018 |

©2018 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Use must include credit : By Yvette Stafford : Officers draw their guns and order someone out of a car at the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday morning in Afton, Virginia on Avon Road. August 12, 2018

Avon Road
Afton / Nelson County

Scroll down below video for updated info from Virginia State Police (5:10 PM)

Tense moments this morning as investigators piece together the events that led up to a fatal shooting in Afton in a house on Avon Road.

Police draw their weapons on a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle as it approached the crime scene on Avon Road. The drivers of the car were cleared and allowed to proceed. VIDEO CREDIT: BlueRidgeLife.com

Latest update from VSP at 10:05 AM – 8.13.18

Shortly before 11 a.m., Sunday (Aug. 12, 2018), the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Avon Road. Upon arriving, Alexia S. Lockett, 29, of Afton, Va. was found deceased inside the residence. Her remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Richmond for autopsy and examination.

Further investigation confirmed that Anthony M. Hutchinson, 40, of Waynesboro, Va., fled the residence after fatally shooting Lockett.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office received a lookout for the vehicle Hutchinson was driving, a 2014 Nissan Altima, which they located as it was traveling south on Route 29 in Amherst County.

The Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. After the Deputy activated his emergency equipment, the Nissan sped away and continued south at a high rate of speed on Route 29. As the Nissan approached Spencer Mountain Road, it ran off the left side of the roadway and crashed.

As the deputies exited their vehicles, Hutchinson remained inside the Nissan and began shooting at the deputies. One of the deputies was struck. The deputies returned fire striking Hutchinson.

Hutchinson died at the scene.

The deputy who was shot was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

In accordance with Amherst County policy, three deputies have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is being completed.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating both shootings.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police

Latest update from VSP at 5:10 PM – 8.12.18

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING AMHERST COUNTY PURSUIT AND OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

AMHERST, Va. – At the request of the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office the Virginia State Police is investigating a motor vehicle crash which involved an officer involved shooting. The crash and shooting occurred following a pursuit on Sunday (Aug 12) at approximately 11:18 a.m. on Route 29 near Spencer Mountain Road.

Amherst County Sheriff’s Office received a lookout for a 2014 maroon Nissan Altima which may be traveling on Route 29, which was a suspect vehicle in a shooting in Nelson County. A vehicle matching the description was spotted traveling south on Route 29 in Amherst County. The Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. After the Deputy activated his emergency equipment the Nissan fled continuing south at a high rate of speed on Route 29. As the Nissan approached Spencer Mountain Road, the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, lost control and crashed.

As the deputies exited their vehicles, the driver of the Nissan opened fire with a handgun from inside the Nissan striking one of the responding deputies. Deputies returned gunfire striking the suspect.

The suspect was identified as Anthony Makai Hutchinson, 40, of Waynesboro, Va. Hutchinson died at the scene.

One Amherst County Deputy received a non-life threatening gunshot wound in the exchange.

In accordance with Amherst County policy, three deputies have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is being completed.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (Appomattox) is investigating to determine if this pursuit is related to a shooting which occurred in the 1700 block of Avon Road in Nelson County, which occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m.

Virginia State Police are investigating two incidents in Nelson and Amherst counties:

Incident #1: 

Shortly before 11 a.m., Sunday (Aug. 12, 2018), the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Avon Road where a deceased individual was located. The incident is being investigated as a homicide and search efforts were immediately underway for the suspect.  The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is at the scene and investigating.
Incident #2:
In Amherst County at approximately 11:20 a.m., a vehicle crashed while traveling along Geddes Mountain Road in Amherst County. As Amherst County Sheriff’s Deputies engaged with the driver of the crashed vehicle, a deputy was shot. The driver of the vehicle is deceased. The deputy was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is at the scene and investigating.
State police is working to determine if these two incidents are related.
Thanks,

Corinne N. Geller

Public Relations Director

Virginia State Police

 

From earlier post:
Here’s what we know:
– One woman is dead
– The Amherst County deputy that responded to the shooting is being treated for an injury to his leg
– The suspected gunman has been apprehended in Amherst County
This story is developing …

 

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