UPDATE 12/21 1:37 p.m.: The Lynchburg Police Department has released the name of the officer involved in an officer-involved shooting during a standoff.

LPD says Patrol Operations Officer, Joshua Foster fired his department handgun during the standoff. Foster is a 3-year veteran of the Lynchburg Police Department.

LPD says per their policy, Officer Foster remains on a non-enforcement, limited duty assignment.

The incident is still under investigation.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police Department says Virginia State Police is investigating after an officer fired his gun in an incident that occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 13 after a man barricaded himself in the attic.

According to a press release, it happened as Lynchburg, state, and federal officers tried to serve an arrest warrant on 31-year-old Aaron Hadley Roberts III around nine this morning.

Roberts was wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, violation of a protective order, and brandishing a firearm.

Police say when the team responded to the 100 block of Holmes Circle, Roberts barricaded himself in the attic. After two hours of negotiating, Roberts appeared to have a handgun which led to one officer firing his gun.

Officers say a handgun was found at the scene.

Robert was arrested without further incident and charged with the following:

  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • obstruction of justice

There were no reported injuries.

Robert is now being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

The Lynchburg Police Department reports the officer that fired their gun has been placed on a non-enforcement limited-duty status until the investigation is complete.