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Virginia Deputy Recovering After Being Shot Four Times

June 10, 2016  | 

Joshua Anthony Sumter is charged with four counts of attempted capital murder.
Joshua Anthony Sumter is charged with four counts of attempted capital murder.

A Stafford, VA, deputy who was shot four times after responding to a call late Tuesday was recovering from surgery Thursday in a Richmond hospital, reports the Free Lance-Star.

"He seems to be doing as well as he could be considering what he went through," Sheriff David Decatur said. "The hope is that he will have a full recovery."

Decatur has not released the deputy's name.

Suspect Joshua Anthony Sumter, 18, of Meadows Drive in southern Stafford is charged with numerous offenses, including four counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and four firearms offenses.

In addition to being accused of shooting the injured officer, Sumter is accused of trying to kill Stafford deputies Karl Warnick, David French, and Daniel Purcell.

He is also accused of assaulting Sgt. Dale Colona during an attempted escape following his arrest, court records show.


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Joe @ 6/11/2016 10:20 AM

Man I missed this one on national news that a Black man shot a White officer. Wait I didn't miss it since it was never on the news. Have to love broadcasters. Amazing how we believe we are NOT censored when we are only told what the media wants us to know and how they want to portray it. I believe that cities should be permitted to Sue news outlets for inciting riots. If they did their job properly 90% of riots would never happen.

Deputy Moose @ 6/14/2016 2:08 PM

Joe, the reason you missed this story is because it doesn't support the mainstream media's agenda. The media's goal is to infulence and entertain,...not to inform.

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