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17-year-old shot and killed by deputy in Fauquier

A deputy shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who attacked him with a knife Friday morning.

At 4 a.m., Fauquier sheriff’s deputies went to the intersection of Aquia and Tacketts Mill Roads to investigate a car crash, said Fauquier Lt. James Hartman. Deputies believed the driver might have been intoxicated, and their investigation led them to a house half a mile down Tacketts Mill Road, close to the border of Stafford County.

Details are not yet clear about what happened next. A 17-year-old boy at the house confronted the deputy and attacked with a knife, Hartman said. The deputy shot the boy several times, killing him.

Sheriff’s deputies have not yet released the name of the boy or the deputy who killed him. Deputies from Stafford County, officers from Virginia State Police and Virginia Department of Transportation workers blocked off Tacketts Mill Road during the investigation, which is still ongoing.

Virginia state police are now investigating the shooting, Hartman said.


Though it’s unfortunate that a 17-year-old has been shot due to his actions, I have to wonder:  Why was this young man out on the streets at 4:00 in the morning (on a weekday, no less), and where in the heck were his parents??  Maybe if parents actually parented their kids, we wouldn’t see so much of this kind of thing.

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