Alleghany County Deputies reinstated after actions in North Beverley Ave shooting ‘justified’

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office reports that multiple deputies will be reinstated after an investigation determined their actions to be “justified” during a shooting that injured a man in Covington in January 2024.

On Jan. 15, deputies from Alleghany County were involved in a chase after attempting to make a traffic stop. This led to the suspect to crash their vehicle into a residence on the 800 block of North Beverley Ave, where they then allegedly fled into a different, nearby home.

Deputies followed the suspect to the house, where a standoff then occurred. The situation escalated, resulting in deputies opening fire on and injuring the suspect.

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The deputies involved were placed under paid administrative leave while an investigation into the incident took place.

On Thursday, March 14, the sheriff’s office was notified that the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s office determined that the shooting was “justified.”

With the investigation over and all department requirements fulfilled, these deputies will be making a return to full duty.

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