January 25, 2007
According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries a game warden with the division was assisting Greene County deputies last night when he was involved in a shooting incident.
The department says the game warden was in the Greene County Sheriff's Office when an alert was sent out for an "endangered missing juvenile" female who had been abducted by a juvenile male who was "possibly armed" and had "made threats to multiple individuals."
The alert included information describing the individuals, the vehicle, and their possible destination. The game warden went with deputies to the entrance of the Woodridge subdivision along Route 33 where they say the teen suspect, Allen Cochran, was believed to be headed.
According to officials the Cochran's vehicle approached and was stopped by the deputies. The game warden positioned himself to safely remove the female from the passenger side when Cochran accelerated and struck him with the vehicle. The game warden shot Cochran, who died at the scene.
The Virginia State Police are investigating the incident and the game warden has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.
The identity of the game warden is not being released at this time.
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