Sheriff’s deputy shot in southwestern Virginia; man charged

FLOYD, Va. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was released from the hospital on Sunday after being shot several times while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in southwestern Virginia, police said.

Virginia State Police said deputies who arrived at the home on Saturday encountered 41-year-old David Annarelli, who was armed with a shotgun. The deputies told Annarelli to drop the gun and Investigator R. Stanley, who had been off-duty at the time, arrived at the home to assist the other deputies, state police said in a statement. Police say Annarelli then pointed his weapon at Stanley and shot him multiple times.

Stanley returned fire, but no one else was injured, police said. Stanley was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital on Sunday, they said. No other deputies used their weapons.

Annarelli is being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail. He is charged with assaulting a law enforcement official and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. No one answered at the jail on Sunday and it was not clear whether Annarelli has an attorney.

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