Deputy injured in gun altercation with suspect in Wythe County

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- A deputy was injured Saturday after responding to a call about a stolen vehicle in the Rural Retreat area of Wythe County.

According to the Wythe County Sheriff's Office, a deputy arrived at the scene to find a stolen vehicle and the suspect who allegedly stole it. A physical altercation ensued, causing the officer to shoot the suspect and the officer to be treated for injuries at a local hospital.

The suspect was flown to a hospital for treatment.

Details are still developing and the case is still under investigation.

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