UPDATE: Russell County man killed by officers during Interstate 81 shootout
A Russell County, Virginia man was identified as the suspect involved in a shootout with Washington County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday night off of Interstate 81.
Travis W. Fields, 39, of Lebanon, was reportedly being chased when he crashed his car near Exit 32 and Lee Highway in Glade Spring. State Police said Fields ran from the vehicle and fired shots at the officers from a wooded area.
The deputies returned fire and investigators found Fields dead at the edge of the woods. A female passenger and a dog in the car were not injured and were later released. Fields’ body has been taken to Roanoke for an autopsy. No officers were injured.
(BBCo News Archive)