Virginia Deputy Shot Four Times by Suspected Burglar

A sheriff's deputy in Fredericksburg, VA is recovering after being shot multiple times by a suspected burglar.

The incident occurred late Tuesday after residents of a home called police to report that a known man was trying to break into their house. When a Stafford County Sheriff's Deputy arrived on scene, he was shot four times by the suspect.

The deputy was struck in his chest, arms, hip, and thigh and taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was listed in serious, but stable, condition. The deputy's bulletproof vest likely spared the officer even greater injury.

The suspect, identified as 18-year old Joshua Sumter, fled after the shooting but was taken into custody on Wednesday morning. 

Sumter allegedly tried to violently escape custody while being transported to jail; however, he was booked into the Rappahannock Regional Jail, where he remains.


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