AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police identified the man their state troopers shot and killed in Amherst County Wednesday night, who they described as a “violent felon.”
According to police, the man’s name was Kendall Jamerson, a 35-year-old from Dilwyn.
Court records show Jamerson was wanted on several charges, including possession of a gun by a convicted felon. The Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office filed five charges against him on Thursday, June 17, the day after he died.
Corrine Geller, a spokesperson with the Virginia State Police, said the agency is not authorized to discuss warrants filed by another jurisdiction and referred WFXR News to the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office.
Sam Davis, the Communications Supervisor with the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office, said he is not authorized to comment on the case and referred all media inquiries to the Virginia State Police.
In a press release, VSP said they got a call a little after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 from the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office, asking for help in catching Jamerson, who was wanted on 10 felony warrants, three misdemeanor charges, and a protective order by Buckingham County.
According to the release, troopers found him in his car in a Waynesboro parking lot. As troopers pulled into the lot, Jamerson drove away, hit one of their cars, and the chase began.
Virginia State Police say they followed him along Route 250 to the Blue Ridge Parkway, heading south, and onto Pedlar River Road, where he jumped from the car while it was still moving. The car ended up in a ditch.
Police say Jamerson had a gun, troopers fired at him, and then the troopers administered CPR until an ambulance arrived, but he was declared dead at the scene.
Authorities told WFXR News a 40-year-old woman was in the car Jamerson was driving and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital to be treated for injuries she suffered earlier when Jamerson allegedly assaulted her.
In addition, two loaded .22-caliber handguns were recovered at the scene.
No members of Virginia State Police were hurt in the encounter, but the troopers involved are on administrative leave pending the ongoing criminal and administrative investigations. Once the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office finishes its investigation, officials say the criminal investigative findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review and final adjudication.
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