Shooting under investigation in Greenbrier County

Local - 1/8/2013 3:25 PM
UPDATE: 1/8/13

A Georgia man was shot and killed by police Monday after threatening them with a rifle on a traffic stop.

Officers shot 44-year-old Jimmy L. Hamlin, Jr. after he threatened them with a rifle yesterday afternoon along Route 219.  Lewisburg Police officers stopped Hamlin's vehicle after Greenbrier County Dispatchers reported he was armed and had been involved in a domestic dispute. 

Hamlin did not comply with the officers' directives, according to state police. Instead, he exited the vehicle and made a hostile action with the rifle, following a brief stand-off.  Officers shot him multiple times. 

Hamlin died at a local hospital and his body was sent to the Medical Examiner's Office. The officers involved have not been identified. 

Officers from local police departments, state police, and Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene. State Police continue to investigate this incident.


ORIGINAL: 1/7/13

State Police are investigating a shooting in Greenbrier County.

Sources close to Newswatch say a shooting took place around 5 Monday evening near Route 219 in Lewisburg. A man was allegedly pulled over during a routine traffic stop, when he got out of his truck he was armed with a riffle,  when he pointed it at Police they shot him. State Police have not confirmed these details yet but they say they will release more information Tuesday morning at a news conference.

State Police are handling the investigation.


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