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Danville man fatally shot by police; investigation underway

April 09, 2018 - 12:19 PM

DANVILLE, Va. - Virginia State Police are investigating the fatal weekend shooting of a 25-year-old man by Danville officers.

State police said in a statement Monday that the man who was shot has been identified as Juan Markee Jones.

Danville police previously said the shooting followed a domestic disturbance call Sunday. According to a news release , officers encountered a man suspected of attacking a woman.

Police say the man ignored commands and drove into a nearby wooded area. Confronted again there, he exited the vehicle but refused to show his hands.

The news release says a Taser was deployed without success. The man then turned on the officers in a "threatening" manner, and officers fired at him.

No officers were injured.

State police will turn over their findings to a prosecutor for review.

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