No charges in officer-involved shooting in Timberville

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office was notified Tuesday by Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha L. Garst that she has concluded her investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred June 26.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney has determined no charges will be placed against the Timberville police officer involved in the shooting.

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The incident took place at 9:20 p.m. at a residence in the 600 block of Lone Pine Drive in Timberville. The town police had responded to the residence for an ongoing domestic situation. When the Timberville police officer arrived, he found an adult male subject – MIchael S. Norquest, 50, of Timberville, Va. – barricaded inside the residence.

The officer was able to make entry into the residence and was assaulted by Norquest with a sword. The officer fired at Norquest, who died at the scene.

Norquest’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy.

The officer was transported to the UVA Medical Center, where he was treated for serious injuries and has since been released. No other law enforcement were injured in the incident.

At the request of the Timberville Police Chief, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office responded to the scene to investigate the incident.


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