Following a lethal stabbing incident that resulted in a police shooting on November 10, a Lynchburg man is now confronting multiple charges.
The Virginia State Police (VSP) has disclosed that the incident is still under investigation, but the identified suspect is 43-year-old Tony L. Brown, who now faces the following charges:
- One count of First-Degree Murder
- Two counts of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony
- Two counts of violating a protective order
As per law enforcement, Brown is receiving medical attention for severe but non-life-threatening injuries and is currently hospitalized.
The officer who discharged their weapon has been reassigned to non-enforcement limited duty pending the completion of the investigation.
The Lynchburg Police Department has provided additional details regarding the police shooting incident that transpired on Cheese Creek and Boonsboro Road on the morning of Friday, Nov. 10.
According to LPD, at approximately 6:53 a.m., 911 dispatch received reports of a stabbing occurring in the 5100 block of Boonsboro Road. Upon arriving at the scene, the responding officer purportedly observed a man in the act of stabbing a woman.
Despite being instructed to cease his actions, the man reportedly declined to comply, leading the officer to use their handgun and shoot the man.
The identity of the male suspect, currently in critical condition and undergoing treatment, has not been disclosed.
Furthermore, LPD indicates the presence of an additional adult woman and a juvenile male at the scene, both of whom sustained minor injuries. They were promptly treated and have since been discharged.
In light of the incident, the Virginia State Police have been enlisted to aid in the investigation, and LPD has announced its intention to conduct an internal inquiry.