PEARISBURG (WSLS 10) – According to Virginia State Police, a man was shot after a Giles County deputy responded to a house fire.
Police say a deputy was responding to a house fire at 2271 Guinea Mountain Road in Pearisburg Thursday morning.
Police say, when the deputy arrived, a man tried to attack him with a knife. The deputy then shot the man.
The man was then taken by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment.