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.