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Man fatally shot by Virginia police identified

March 2, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State police have identified the machete-wielding man who was fatally shot after a vehicle chase.

Department spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 40-year-old Timothy M. Gray died at the scene Thursday after being shot by a state police special agent and a U.S. deputy marshal.

She tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force tried stopping Gray around 10 a.m., but he fled, crashed on Interstate 64 and exited his vehicle wielding a machete. No law enforcement officials were injured.

A U.S. Marshals Service spokeswoman, Lynzey Donahue, says the marshal has been placed on administrative leave. The status of the state police officer is unknown.

The shooting is under investigation.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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