Name released of man with machete killed by deputy in Amherst County

Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 12:22 PM EDT
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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police have released the name of a man shot and killed by a deputy Thursday near the intersection of Route 60 and Sandidges Road.

The sheriff’s office responded to reports from a homeowner of a trespasser, later identified as Daniel S. Meadows, 40 of Amherst. According to the sheriff’s office, Meadows left the scene before police arrived and was behaving erratically at an intersection.

At approximately 2:40 p.m., when the sheriff’s deputy arrived, Meadows pulled a machete and confronted the deputy. The deputy then shot Meadows, according to the sheriff’s office.

Meadows died at the scene and his remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The sheriff’s deputy was not injured during the incident.