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Washington County, VA authorities investigating possible 'shots fired' after pursuit

Washington County, Virginia authorities are investigating after a suspect possibly fired shots at officers following a pursuit. (WCYB)

Washington County, Virginia authorities are investigating after a suspect possibly fired shots at officers following a pursuit.

News 5 has learned from Sheriff Fred Newman the Abingdon Police Department attempted to pull over a vehicle just after 9 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle did not stop and a pursuit began extending into county limits.

The pursuit traveled down Whites Mill Road and then on to several other county roads, according to officers.

Investigators say the suspect jumped out of the vehicle. The investigators are now working to determine if the suspect fired shots at officers.

The suspect has not been identified, but authorities do have a possible identity based on the vehicle.

We are working to gather the latest details and will bring those to you as they become available.

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