HALIFAX, Va. (AP) - Authorities have charged a man they say shot at a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Virginia, injuring four people, and was then shot by a sheriff’s deputy.
Virginia State Police announced Monday that 19-year-old Malik Cobbs of Danville is charged with shooting into an occupied building in Halifax. Cobbs, who was flown to Duke University Hospital in North Carolina with a non-life-threatening injury, is awaiting extradition.
Police say a deputy confronted a man he saw a man leaving the VFW hall firing, shooting the man when he didn’t drop the weapon as commanded. Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Cobbs is black and the deputy is white.
Geller says four people were injured in the initial shooting, not five as first reported. Only one was still hospitalized Monday.
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