Police: Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man in Virginia

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the 62-year-old man sitting on the porch armed with a gun, Virginia State Police said. 


An armed man was shot and killed by an officer during a standoff with police in Culpeper, Virginia, on Thanksgiving, authorities said. 

Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, deputies with the Culpeper Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a domestic incident with an armed man at a home in the 13000 block of Brock Lane. 

When officers arrived, they found Ellis A. Frye Jr., 62, sitting on the porch armed with a gun, Virginia State Police said Friday. 

The officers began to negotiate with the man for roughly 30 minutes in an effort to de-escalate the situation. During that time, Frye entered the home multiple times to grab more firearms, police said. 

At a point, the armed man advanced in the direction of the officers and a deputy then fired and stuck him, police said.

Frye was taken to Culpeper UVA Medical Center, where he later died.


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No officers were hurt in the incident, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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