MONROE, Va. — Authorities in central Virginia say a deputy was shot in the head during a traffic stop and a suspect was injured when another deputy returned fire.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday that deputies initiated a traffic stop Friday night at a post office in Monroe.

The sheriff’s office says a passenger in the vehicle produced a handgun and shot one deputy, striking the deputy in the head.

Another deputy returned fire, striking the suspect.

The sheriff’s office says the deputy was treated and released. The suspect is still being treated.

The department has asked Virginia State Police to investigate the incident.

No further details were immediately released.

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