Wise County Shooting Incident Zachary Deel

On 02/27/21, shortly after midnight, Wise County Sheriff’s Office received a call of shots fired at 3539 Stone Mountain Road in Coeburn, Virginia. Upon arrival deputies found multiple subjects with injuries. Numerous people had been drinking at a home on Stone Mountain Road when Zachary Deel, age 28, from St. Paul, Virginia arrived and started an altercation.
Statements from witnesses were that Deel arrived intoxicated with a stick and when he was asked to leave, he became upset striking one of them in the head. Witnesses state that Deel was taken to the ground and they were able to get the stick away from him. He then produced a pistol and started firing, striking multiple subjects. Three subjects were injured during the incident with nonlife threatening injuries. One subject was able to get the gun away from Deel and it was tossed into a wooded area. It was later found by law enforcement.
Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene Deel was arrested and charged with three counts of malicious wounding, one count possession of a firearm by a felon, and one count of using a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is currently being held at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield, VA. This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has further information about this incident please contact the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, criminal investigative division, at (276)328-3566.

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