UPDATE: One Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Frederick County, Va.

FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened Friday evening in Frederick County

Just after 5 p.m., the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a residence in the 100 block of Gregory Place in the Regency Lakes subdivision. The emergency call was for a domestic situation. When the sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene and entered the residence, he encountered a male subject who was subsequently shot.

That man has been identified as Christopher Prevatt, 38, of Winchester. 

At the request of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office’s Police Shooting Investigative Team responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

Virginia State Police officials say Prevatt died at the scene. His remains will be transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for an autopsy and examination.

One witness says he heard the altercation from right across the street. 

"We were standing in the grass, a deputy sheriff's car pulled up on the other side of the street there, and the deputy got out of the car, walked over to the front side of the trailer like it was nothing, like he lived there and he knew where he was going, and about a minute later, there was 'pop, pop, pop, pop,'" said Michael Williams, a neighbor of the deceased.

According to officials, a deputy with the Sheriff's Office was responsible for firing but are not yet aware of what happened when the officer got inside the home. 

Another witness was not even sure what he had heard when the gun was fired.

 "I thought it was a stove or something had exploded in one of the houses," said Michael Ammons, another neighbor who heard the gun shots.

An adult female inside the residence was not injured during the incident, nor was the deputy.  

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.






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