Michael D. Chandler Death – Authorities have identified officer Michael Chandler, 29, who died from the injuries he sustained during a shooting on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The Virginia police department has arrested a suspect which is said to be in connection with the death of the officer. Police did not immediately identify the suspect. He is being been held on probation violations out of South Carolina and Wise County, Virginia.
According to a report, about 4 a.m. on Saturday Chandler was on duty when he stopped to speak to a person who asked him to check on someone at a vacant home. On the arrival of Chandler at home, he came across a person and was shot to death. The first to arrive on the scene of the crime was a Deputy from Wise County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy found Chandler lying unconscious in a ditch along the driveway.
Big Stone Gap Police Chief Stephen Hamm said following Chandler’s death; “His battle to survive today was truly miraculous, but he succumbed to his injuries around 7:00 p.m. this evening at the hospital with his family at his side… Please keep his family in your prayers tonight, as this should have been a day to celebrate his 29th birthday – not a day to mourn his passing.”
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