Virginia State Police have identified the victim in the deputy involved shooting early Monday morning in Mecklenburg County as 19-year-old Dakota Yancey of South Boston.
According to Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne Geller, on Sunday, 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, said Geller.
As deputies initiated contact, the suspects fired at the deputies, she added.
The deputies returned fire, the public relations director said.
Yancey died at the scene. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner.
A second male suspect was flown to VCU Medical Center, where he is still being treated for 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, have each been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery including 20-year-old Jonathan T. Watson of Chase City, 20-year-old Jack M. Heverin Virgilina, 18-year-old Zaquan D. Meadows of South Boston and 24-year-old Emily Spencer of Richmond.
Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating the shooting at the request of the the Mecklenburg County Sheriff.
No law enforcement were injured in the incident.
The investigation remains ongoing at this time.