Strasburg Officer involved in a shooting investigated by VSP

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email that they have been called in by the Strasburg Police Department to investigate the Sunday December 17 shooting at the hotel on Signal Knob Drive.

Around 11 p.m. Strasburg Police responded to a 911 call of an individual acting erratically, damaging property, and threatening people inside the hotel.

On arrival an officer encountered an adult female in the rear parking lot of the establishment.

The female attacked the officer and gained control of the officer’s baton.

The female used the baton to strike the officer in the head.

That officer discharged a firearm striking the woman.

The female was transported to Winchester Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.

Her remains have been transported to the office of the Medical Examiner for autopsy, examination, and determination identification.

The officer was transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital treated for minor injuries and released.

No other injuries occurred in the incident which remains under investigation.

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