Waverly Officer Shoots Domestic Dispute Suspect

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Virginia State Police are investigating after a Waverly police officer shot a suspect early Thursday.

Waverly Police responded to a domestic dispute on New Street just after midnight but were unable to locate the male suspect. Then, around 1:30 a.m., officers were called to the same address and located the male subject.

State Police officials said a struggle ensued when officers tried to arrest the man. An officer then shot the suspect inside the home.

It's unclear if the suspect had a weapon. State Police officials said the suspect was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Neither the officer nor the suspect's identities have been released.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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