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Virginia Deputy Shot in Head, Suspect Charged

April 28, 2016  | 

Brian Cundiff surrendered after an hours-long standoff following the shooting of a deputy.
Brian Cundiff surrendered after an hours-long standoff following the shooting of a deputy.

Authorities say a suspect has been charged after a Virginia deputy was shot in the head in Pittsylvania County.

They say the suspect, Brian Cundiff, 37, surrendered himself shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, reports WSET.

The Pittsylvania County (VA) Sheriff's Office received a "domestic" related call from a family member at a house on Keeling Dr. around 6:30 Tuesday night, officials say. They say the first responding deputies were met with gunfire, which struck one deputy. The deputy suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the side of the head and was treated and subsequently released from the hospital Tuesday night.

Cundiff remained in the house for several hours with no contact, officials say. They say a SWAT team did at one point enter the house. After Cundiff surrendered, authorities said he was taken to the Pittsylvania County Jail.

Officials say about 40 officers responded to the incident and that no one else, other than the deputy, was injured.

The Pittsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney says Cundiff has been charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.


Comments (4)

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John retired IA PD @ 4/29/2016 8:34 AM

Sounds like the deputy was very lucky. Domestic disputes were some of the most unpredictable calls I was on. Can become deadly in an instant. Get well soon deputy. Stay safe.

Don hurwitz @ 5/12/2016 8:39 AM

I am retiref,and i belong to a.deputy sheriff's association

plato's playdough @ 5/13/2016 12:33 AM

from the looks of this pos, he'll prolly plead insanity.

?? @ 5/20/2016 8:49 AM

I'm tired of having to take prisoners. We shouldn't anymore.

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