State Police identify person killed in Mecklenburg County officer-involved shooting

Published: Mar. 16, 2020 at 4:54 PM EDT
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The person killed in an officer-involved shooting in Mecklenburg County has been identified.

A shoot-out between Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputies and a group of four men killed Dakota Yancey, 19, at the scene, Virginia State Police said.

Deputies had responded to a possible home invasion overnight Sunday along Skipwith Road near Chase City. They found four men inside the home and that’s when the suspects and law enforcement exchanged gunfire, VSP said.

Four people have been charged in connection to the case.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly, officer-involved shooting in Mecklenburg County.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home invasion overnight at a home on Skipwith Road near Chase City, State Police said.

When deputies entered the home around 1:30 a.m. Monday, March 16 they found four men inside.

The men started shooting at the deputies. The deputies returned gunfire, killing one man at the scene, police said.

Another suspect was shot and flown to VCU Medical Center to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

The other two suspects ran away and were taken into custody not far from the scene.

Four suspects have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and have been identified as Jonathan Watson, 20, Jack Heverin 20, Zaquan Meadows, 18, and Emily Spencer 24.

The name of the suspect killed at the scene has not been released.

An investigation is still ongoing.

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