A deputy with Stafford County Sheriff’s Dept, in Virginia, is in stable condition after being shot four times by a burglary suspect.
The deputy suffered ‘extensive injures’ and will have to undergo surgery, but none of the injuries was life-threatening thanks to his body armor, police said.
Officials say 18-year-old Joshua Anthony Sumter shot the deputy four times — in the hip, thigh, arm and upper chest — during a break-in at a southern Stafford home Tuesday night. Someone inside the home apparently recognized the suspect and called police.
A spokeswoman with the Stafford County Sheriff’s office says, “It was not immediately clear whether the deputy was able to return fire.”
Sumter was taken into custody, without further incident, early the following morning at a nearby townhouse complex, according to fredericksburg.com.
Sumter has been charged with attempted capital murder and is being held without bond.
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