One individual has died, a second injured and four individuals have been arrested in connection with a shooting involving a deputy with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office early Monday morning, according to Corinne Geller, public relations director with Virginia State Police.
Arrested were 20-year-old Jonathan T. Watson of Chase City, 20-year-old Jack M. Heverin of Virgilina, 18-year-old Zaquan D. Meadows of South Boston and 24-year-old Emily Spencer of Richmond. Each are facing a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.
At the request of the Mecklenburg County sheriff, Geller said the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office is investigating a shooting involving the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.
According to Geller, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office received information about a possible home invasion that was to take place overnight at a residence on Skipwith Road in Chase City.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, sheriff's office personnel went to the residence where they encountered four male suspects, Geller wrote in a news release.
As deputies initiated contact, the suspects fired at the deputies, she added.
She said the deputies returned fire.
One of the four male suspects died at the scene. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for examination, autopsy and positive identification.
A second male suspect was flown to VCU Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The two other suspects fled the scene on foot and were apprehended a short distance away by sheriff's office personnel and state police. Those two, along with two additional individuals were charged.
The investigation remains ongoing at this time.