- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A man has been seriously injured after he was shot following a police chase and crash near Roanoke.

WWBT-TV (https://bit.ly/1KwuQch) reports the suspect was shot by Virginia state police after he wrecked his car on Interstate 81 near Botetourt County on Monday. Troopers say they tried to pull the man over for speeding but he refused to stop, and a 21-mile chase followed. Authorities say he was going 95 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone.

The suspect’s car ran off the highway and crashed. Police say he got out of the car and was holding a gun.

Authorities say the man refused to comply with troopers’ demands to drop the weapon, and was shot once by a state trooper. He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Information from: WWBT-TV, https://www.wwbt.com/

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