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One dead after officer-involved shooting in Bridgewater

The intersection of Spring Creek Road and Thomas Spring Road is currently blocked off.
The intersection of Spring Creek Road and Thomas Spring Road is currently blocked off.(WHSV)
Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 10:20 AM EDT
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BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) - Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson confirms there was an officer-involved shooting following a police pursuit of a suspect wanted on felonies.

The incident started after 9 a.m. Thursday, with a miles-long high speed chase through several communities in western Rockingham County.

The pursuit came to an end about three miles northwest of the town of Bridgewater.

The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Christopher A. Miller, of Rockingham County. Virginia State Police say he exited his vehicle with a gun and fired several rounds at deputies, who then returned fire. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. No law enforcement was injured.

Virginia State Police has taken over the investigation.

A section of Spring Creek Road was shut down from Sangersville Road to Thomas Spring Road intersection.

This is a developing story. Stay with WHSV on air and online as we learn more.

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