Shooting in Buchanan County leaves 1 deputy dead, 3 wounded


One deputy was killed and at least three wounded Sunday afternoon in Buchanan county, according to officials.

About 3 p.m., four officers were shot near the Devils Branch area near Grundy, said Sharon Thornsbury, administrative assistant at the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department.

WVVA-TV reported that a gunman shot at officers with a rifle from a mountainous area and that one of the officers was killed. Police are searching for two suspects, Thornsbury said. Virginia State Police are on scene assisting local police.  

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