Police: Two officers charged after shooting man inside his home

The Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney has announced that charges have been filed against two Lynchburg Police officers after the officer-involved shooting in February.

Walker Sigler was shot in the leg after police said they were investigating an open door at his home on Link Road around 1:15 a.m. Saturday, February 17, according to Mayor Joan Foster.

Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department said they walked into the home and announced that they were there to investigate suspicious activity, then met a man and fired their weapons at him, hitting him in the leg.

Bryan L. Porter, the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Alexandria was appointed to investigate the case in conjunction with Virginia State Police.

The two officers have been placed on paid administrative leave until their criminal trial.

35-year-old Sigler was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone involved," Lynchburg Police said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers remain with the officers and the impacted family. We are committed to the criminal justice process as it runs its course.

"Police said that the officers are entitled to due process during the ongoing legal proceedings.

This is an ongoing criminal case.

Source: WSET


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