We’re learning new details about an officer-involved shooting on Monday night.

According to a news release from Virginia State Police, 32-year-old Randy Lee Anders had warrants for a probation violation and failure to appear in court.

When deputies got to a home in the 2200 block of Grassy Creek Road, they found Anders in the basement.

According to state police, Anders previously made threatening comments that he would not be taken alive by law enforcement.

As deputies approached Anders, he pulled out a gun and aimed it at the two deputies. The deputies then fired at Anders, according to state police.

Anders is in the intensive care unit at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Neither deputy was hurt in the incident.


UPDATE: 4:06 a.m.

On April 29, 2013, at approximately 5:51 p.m. the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office received information that a known fugitive by the name of Randy Lee Anders, 32, of 2264 Grassy Creek Road was seen walking on Grassy Creek Road, near Mouth of Wilson.  Two on-duty deputies, along with two-off duty deputies responded to the area to search for Anders because of previous threats that Anders had made against law enforcement. 

Deputies received additional information that led them to a neighbor’s house located at 2017 Grassy Creek Road.  While searching the basement of the residence, Anders was located lying on the floor in the corner of a small room.  Anders was given commands by the deputies, but he did not comply.  Anders got to his feet and advanced toward the deputies with a handgun pointed toward them.  Deputies fired their duty weapons striking Anders several times. 

Anders was flown by helicopter to Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN.  As of 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Anders was still in critical condition.  The Virginia State Police is investigating the shooting. 

Corporal Alan Graham, along with Deputies Brad Brown, Travis Jefferson and Cody McGrady, responded to the initial call.  The two Deputies that fired their duty weapons have been administratively reassigned until the investigation is complete. 

Officers with the Virginia State Police, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ashe County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office responded to assist at the scene.  The Virginia State Police, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Corporal Matthew Adams of the Independence Police Department helped cover calls in Grayson County during the incident. 



Developing now, State Police are investigating after they say a Grayson County Sheriff's deputy had to shot a man during a stand-off Monday night.

The Galax Gazette says the shooting happened in a home in the Mouth of Wilson.

The paper says the man deputies shot was Randy Lee Anders.

He was wanted for not showing up for court and a parole violation.

They say a deputy shot him after he fired at them from inside the home.

Deputies shot Anders several times.

Doctors are treating his injuries at a hospital.

No word on whether any deputies are hurt.