Va. State Police Probe Fatal Shooting by Deputy

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.

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