- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) - The daughter of a man killed by a Powhatan County sheriff’s deputy says her father had poor vision and hearing.

Peggy Stroud of Powhatan tells media outlets that she wonders whether 71-year-old Franklin M. Short heard police commands or saw officers who came to his home.

Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Stephan Vick tells media outlets that deputies and state police were responding to a domestic situation when the shooting occurred Monday night.

Vick says Short had a rifle when officers encountered him. He refused the deputy’s repeated commands to put the weapon down and was subsequently shot.


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