UPDATE: New details in Montgomery County deputy-involved shooting

Published: Aug. 25, 2018 at 1:05 PM EDT
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The investigation into a deputy-involved shooting in Montgomery County remains ongoing at this time.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Salem Field Office is investigating the incident at the request of the Montgomery County Sheriff.

State Police say incident began Aug. 25 at 7:40 a.m. when the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call concerning a disturbed individual at a residence in the 900 block of Walton Road.

Once inside the residence, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputies encountered Taylor K.E. Tincher, 18, armed with a handgun. Despite the deputies' repeated commands to put down the firearm, Tincher refused and began advancing towards the deputies in a threatening manner. The deputies fired at Tincher, police say.

Tincher was transported to New River Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the shooting. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy.

No deputies were injured in the incident.


State Police are investigating after a deputy involved shooting in Montgomery County Saturday.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, a call was received around 7:40 a.m. on August 25 for a "disturbed individual" at a residence in the 900 block of Walton Road.

Authorities say an initial investigation into the incident revealed that after deputies arrived, an 18-year-old male subject produced a firearm before ignoring commands to put down the gun. Deputies say the male then "continued toward them in a threatening manner", and was subsequently shot.

The teenager was transported to the hospital where he later died around 9:45 a.m.

No deputies were injured in this incident.

At this time, State Police have taken over the investigation and the deputies involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.