(Update from VSP 8-29 PM) Virginia State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Blacksburg, which occurred last Friday in the 3000 block of Yellow Sulfer Road. The incident around 2:00 a.m. when Blacksburg Police received a call for a “Welfare Check” at the residence. Officers and deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene, and attempted to de-escalate the incident. The male subject at the residence was speaking with officers, when the subject went into the residence and returned with a firearm, discharging it at the officers; they returned fire, striking the subject. 29 year old Joshua Amodeo of Blacksburg died at the scene. No officers or deputies were injured in the incident.
From Blacksburg Police: At approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 26th, Blacksburg Police officers and Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call on Yellow Sulphur Road in Blacksburg. At the scene, a male subject fired on the officers and deputies; the officers and deputies then returned fire. First aid was immediately administered by the officers and deputies and Blacksburg Rescue responded to the scene. The subject is deceased and all the responding officers and deputies were uninjured. The Blacksburg Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are following their protocols for officer involved shootings. The Virginia State Police are conducting the investigation of this shooting. Any further questions should be directed to the Virginia State Police public information office