Virginia State Police have identified the suspect in the shooting on Route 29 as Anthony Mikai Hutchinson, 40, of Waynesboro.
Police have also confirmed the incident is connected to the deadly shooting in Nelson County this morning.
Earlier today, according to State Police, both agenices respnded to a residence on the 1700 block of Avon Road in Nelson County around 11:00 a.m. Sunday where a deceased person was found.
They say they are investigating the incident as a homicide, and search efforts immediately ensued.
A person is dead and a deputy was shot and injured after a crash in Amherst County Sunday.
The Amherst County Sheriff's Office said at around 11:20 a.m., deputies tried to stop a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle wanted in Nelson County.
They said the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed along Route 29 South near Spencer Mountain Road.
Upon crashing, the suspect fired off shots, and a deputy was shot.
More shots were exchanged between the suspect and police, and the suspect is now dead.
The deputy was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
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BREAKING: According to officials, the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in Amherst Co. is identified as Mikai Hutchinson of Waynesboro.— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) August 12, 2018
They say this incident is connected to the homicide that took place in Nelson Co. https://t.co/wP2Fme6pdm pic.twitter.com/KsyIAz3vjD
Authorities have also confirmed Hutchinson is the suspect in a deadly shooting in Nelson Co. this morning. pic.twitter.com/bf7AuYDHhB— Valencia E. Jones (@vjreports3) August 12, 2018