Albemarle County Manhunt Ends

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October 20, 2006

Police caught Elvis Shifflett near the Stoney Creek Condominiums shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. The manhunt ended when two Charlottesville Police officers shot him several times. Those officers are now on administrative leave. They said they shot Shifflett because they felt they were in danger.

Shifflett was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center. His injuries are not life threatening, and no officers were hurt in the incident.

Prior to his capture, Shifflett was communicating with police through family members. He gave the impression that he had no plans of turning himself in.

Police said they got a tip about the whereabouts of Elvis Shifflett Friday afternoon. They spotted him and chased him on Interstate 64. Police said Shifflett crashed his car in the area of Scottsville Road and fled.
Police believed Shifflett was armed and dangerous.

Monticello High School was in the search area. The school was put into a modified lockdown. There were no reports of incidents with the students.

Police began looking for Shifflett last Friday after they said he tried to shoot his girlfriend in Court Square in Charlottesville. Since then Walton Middle School has been put under lock-down twice because of concerns Shifflett would show up there for his son.

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