VSP Investigating Shooting Incident Involving Sheriff's Deputy

By WHAG News

Published 04/17 2014 03:58PM

Updated 04/17 2014 04:29PM

CLARKE COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police representatives are investigating a shooting incident involving a Clarke County Sheriff's Deputy. 

Members of VSP met with Clarke County Commonwealth's Attorney Suzanna Mackall Thursday to review the evidence in the Sunday, April 13 incident involving Deputy J.C. McDonald. 

According to state police, Deputy McDonald pulled over a vehicle just before 9 p.m. Sunday along Parker Lane, just off Route 7. They say during the traffic stop the deputy's weapon was discharged, striking the stopped vehicle. One person inside was injured by flying glass and was treated on scene. 

No word on how many people were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident. 

State police say they're still waiting for reports from the forensic laboratory examination of the firearm, and other reports were not complete as of 3 p.m. Thursday. The investigation into the incident and the circumstances involved are ongoing. 

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office says they will be not commenting on the administrative investigation of this matter until all criminal investigations are complete. 

Deputy McDonald is on paid administrative leave, as procedure, pending the outcome of the investigation. 

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