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York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office deputy shoots, kills armed suspect


YORKTOWN, Virginia — The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies has shot and killed a 26-year-old Newport News man who was armed.

The Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened early Wednesday morning on Fort Eustis Boulevard in York County while the deputy was investigating a vehicle accident.

The office posted on its Facebook page that a confrontation ensued, and that Damien A. Harrell produced a handgun. The deputy shot Harrell, who was pronounced dead at Mary Immaculate Hospital.

The Sheriff's Office says Harrell was wanted for unspecified charges in another jurisdiction, had an extensive criminal history and was considered armed and dangerous with violent tendencies.

Authorities have not released the name of the deputy involved. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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