June 7, 2010
State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of man in Blacksburg who allegedly threatened two Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies with a knife.
According to the sheriff's office, 49-year-old Billy Ray Smith Jr. was shot late Friday after he came at the deputies with the knife. Neither deputy was injured.
The deputies were responding to a 911 call of a suicidal person shortly before midnight.
State Police said the investigation is in its preliminary stage.