- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

AXTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a Pittsylvania County deputy sheriff shot and wounded an armed man during a traffic stop.

Sgt. Rick Gartletts says 51-year-old David Miller Frizzell of Axton got out of his vehicle Friday and refused the deputy’s order to drop his gun. The deputy shot Miller, who was treated at a Danville hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.

Miller was charged with attempted capital murder and using a firearm in a felony. He was being held in the county jail without bond. Jail and court records did not list a lawyer for Frizzell.

The deputy’s name was not released. Gartletts did not disclose the race of either the deputy or Frizzell.

He said state police are investigating the shooting and will submit their findings to the Pittsylvania prosecutor.

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