Man killed by Virginia police had previous standoff in Utah
CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a man who was killed in a standoff with police had previously been involved in an armed impasse with law enforcers in Utah.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 38-year-old Kenneth Perna-Rutsky was involved in a 2014 armed standoff in Utah that ended without bloodshed. It wasn’t clear if he was convicted of any charges in that incident near Salt Lake City.
The information about the Utah standoff was confirmed by Chesterfield Police Maj. Edward Carpenter.
Perna-Rutsky was killed Thursday at his Chester home. Carpenter says officers heard gunfire in the home and a woman and a child fled the residence.
Police say Perna-Rutsky came outside with a long gun that he fired at officers. Police returned fire.
Perna-Rutsky went back inside. Authorities later found him dead.