Virginia police officer fatally shot on 29th birthday during welfare check

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New York Daily News

A Virginia police officer who was asked to perform a welfare check at a deserted home around 4 a.m. Saturday was shot by a suspect inside and died that evening. Big Stone Gap Officer Michael Chandler, who turned 29 Saturday, was found lying unconscious in a ditch along the driveway, according to the Virginia State Police. Chandler was taken to Norton Community Hospital and then flown to Johnson City Medical Center. He succumbed to his injuries around 7 p.m. A suspect, who has not yet been publicly identified, was taken into custody by a joint task force of the Kingsport Tennessee Police Depart…

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