Nathan Curtis Castle of Wise County Shot by Deputies

Wise County resident Nathan Curtis Castle age 34, has been officially identified by the Virginia State Police as the suspect that was shot and killed by officers in Big Stone Gap this past Monday evening.
Castle reportedly exited his truck with a shotgun after stopping in a travel lane on Route 23 after pursuit by Wise County deputies. Castle was shot and pronounced dead at the scene according to the Virginia State Police report. A spokesperson with the Scott County Sheriff's Office stated that Castle had been involved in a domestic dispute earlier that day. A neighbor had phoned the Sheriff's Office to check on Castle's wife after he was seen fleeing hastily earlier that evening.
An alert Wise County deputy noticed Castle driving in an erratic manner along Route 60 just after 6pm and turned on his lights to indicate that he wanted Castle to stop, but the suspect refused to pull over at that time according to the Virginia State Police report. Submitted video shows deputies with guns drawn on Castle, followed by a series of gunshots. Castle's body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy at the State Medical Examiner's Office.
The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation will continue their review of all the facts in the case. According to a Virginia State Police spokesperson, all investigation findings will be submitted to the Wise County Commonwealth Attorney's Office.
 

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