Police ID Virginia man killed by officers during standoff



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CONCORD, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have identified a man who died after an exchange of gunfire with police.

State police say 24-year-old Trevon J. Scruggs locked himself and his 3-year-old son in a bedroom at a home in Campbell County on Friday night. Campbell County sheriff's deputies say they tried to negotiate with Scruggs for almost 11 hours before they were relieved by a state police tactical team.

State police say in a news release that the boy came out of the bedroom around 12:05 p.m. Saturday. Police say Scruggs began shooting at the state police team as a negotiator tried to coax the boy to safety, and the officers returned fire.

Police say that Scruggs died at a hospital and that the boy is unharmed and in family members' custody.

An investigation continues.

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This story has been corrected to show that the boy is unharmed, not harmed.

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