FAUQUIER CO., Va. (WUSA) -- Virginia State Police have released the name of the teenager who was fatally shot after attacking a Stafford County deputy with a knife on Friday morning.
Evan F. Newsom, 17, of Stafford, died when he wielded a knife and cut one of the Stafford County deputies at around 4 a.m Friday.
Deputies were investigating the car crash that had been abandoned. It
led them to a home in the 12000 block of Tacketts Mill Road of Aquia
Neighbor Jack Deskins says, "It's kind of odd to have this happen. It's a peaceful neighborhood."
Deskins has lived in his Southern Fauquier County home for more than two decades. He's seen his share of accidents on the corner across the street, so when he saw the blue car in the ditch, he didn't think much of it.
"I was thinking that was the case, never thought in a 100 years, someone was shot," he said.
Investigators say alcohol may have been a factor in the accident at Aquia Road and Tackett's Mill Road near Garrisonville in Fauquier County.
Sgt. F.L. Tyler, Va. State Police says, "After Stafford deputies entered the residence, an altercation ensued with a 17-year-old male who was wielding a knife and attacked the deputy. The subject was shot and died at the scene."
The injured Stafford County deputy was treated at the scene for a knife wound.
The crash and shooting happened in Fauquier County but it was Stafford
County deputies who assisted, and who shot and killed the teen. It is common
practice for the counties to work together on cases close to the county
The shooting happened about a quarter of a mile from the crash and six homes down from Deskins' home.
"It goes to show you times have changed," he said.