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Shaina Stockton
Police on the scene of a fatal shooting at a residence in Independence.
Armed suspect fatally shot by police

INDEPENDENCE — Virginia State Police are continuing an investigation into the shooting death of an armed suspect by Grayson County Sheriff’s Department officers on Tuesday night.

The suspect, Jimmie Knight Smith, 55, of 423 Powerhouse Road in Independence, was killed during an incident where he allegedly threatened to kill officers and pointed a semiautomatic rifle at them.

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