A Wythe County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering in the hospital after being shot by an armed robbery suspect early this morning.
Police said the incident happened around 12:18 a.m. when deputies responded to an emergency call for a robbery at a hotel in the 2500 block of East Lee Highway near Exit 80 off of I-77/I-81.
They said the robbery suspect left the scene by the time deputies and Virginia State Police troopers arrived on the scene.
According to police, while a search for the suspect was happening, a trooper and a deputy located the suspect at around 12:40 a.m. instead the Greyhound bus stop building in the 900-block of Max Meadows Road.
Officers said upon being approached by the deputy and trooper, the male suspect fired a gun at the officers.
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