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Police Identify Man Shot In Luray, Virginia



There was a hostage standoff in Luray, Virginia, which ended with officers fatally shooting a man who was holding two people inside of a convince store, according to WTOP. 

Virginia State Police said that around noon, their troopers — along with officers from the Luray Police Department, Shenandoah Police Department, Page County Sherriff’s Office and U.S. Park Police — responded to an armed hostage situation inside a convenience store on West Main Street near Memorial Drive.

Officers used a loudspeaker to communicate with suspect. Authorities said he repeatedly refused to put down his weapon and exit the building. At one point, he allegedly stepped to the front of the store and opened the door, but then went back inside.


At approximately 1:15 p.m., authorities said that the suspect exited the front of the store with a long gun pointed at law enforcement. He was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

Luckily, the two hostages were unarmed.