An Albemarle police car leaves the scene of a fatal shooting on Afton Mountain.
Virginia State officers inspect a black Ford pickup connected to the shooting on Rockfish Gap Turnpike at Plank Road.
photo by lisa provence
Albemarle police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance on Rockfish Gap Turnpike around 2:30am Saturday, June 8, were involved in a fatal shooting, according to a Virginia State Police release. Police closed U.S. 250 between Route 151 and the top of Afton Mountain, and it remained closed until around noon.
Virginia State Police, which are investigating the shooting, say the call came from a residence.
A neighbor nearby on Old Turnpike Road reported hearing a helicopter earlier Saturday morning. A state police mobile crime unit was on the scene, and then drove to a Ford F150 black pickup parked off U.S. 250 at Plank Road about a mile from where the road was closed. Officers on the scene declined to comment.
This is the second shooting involving an Albemarle police officer in two weeks. On May 26, a man was shot on Birdwood Court in Charlottesville.
It's also the second time in little more than a month that police have closed a major thoroughfare in area for an investigation. On May 6, Rugby Road was closed for the bust of a fake ID ring.
No details have been released at this time about who was shot on Afton Mountain.