Police say man accused of shooting at deputy found dead



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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of shooting at a deputy sheriff in Virginia has been found dead in the attic of a church.

News media outlets report that the body of 35-year-old William Evan Hall of Abingdon was discovered Monday afternoon, ending a manhunt that began shortly after midnight Saturday.

Rockbridge County Sheriff C.J. Blalock tells WSLS-TV (http://bit.ly/1SIKbYa ) that police are investigating a gunshot wound to Hall's head as self-inflicted. He says none of his officers fired shots inside the church.

According to Virginia State Police, Hall fired at least twice at a Rockbridge deputy during a weekend traffic stop before fleeing. The deputy was not injured.

The news media outlets report that schools were closed Monday because of the manhunt.

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Information from: WSLS-TV, http://www.wsls.com/

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