Peer shot by police in Harrisonburg

Word has come that there is a peer who attempted “suicide by cop” in Harrisonburg who ended getting shot 3-4 times in the leg or abdomen (according to who is reporting), and who is now facing two counts of Attempted Capitol Murder. Copies of the news reports are pasted below.

WHSV Fox story
The man shot by a Harrisonburg Police Officer has been arrested.

On Dec. 2, Jason Naulty, 36, of Harrisonburg, was shot by an officer after he came at him with a knife.

The incident happened in an apartment complex on Old Furnace Road.

Naulty was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

He was released on Friday and arrested by UVA’s Police Department with a warrant from the Harrisonburg Police Department.

He is charged with two counts of attempted capital murder.

He will soon be transferred to the Rockingham Harrisonburg Regional Jail.

A Harrisonburg police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing three days after he shot and seriously wounded a man.

Prosecutors on Monday called the officer’s actions a “justifiable use of lethal force.”

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst revealed Monday afternoon that the still-unnamed shooter was protecting himself and a fellow officer.

She says both officers were in danger as a distraught and emotionally disturbed man came at them with a large butcher knife.

The shooting took place about 6 o’clock Friday night after police were called to a disturbance at the Eastbrooke Manor Apartments off Old Furnace Road in Harrisonburg.

Garst said 36-year-old Jason Naulty moved toward officers with a knife. One of them fired four shots, hitting Naulty three times.

“Eyewitnesses in the neighborhood confirmed that the officer attempted to retreat from the attack while ordering Mr. Naulty to drop the knife,” Garst said. “The officer had to fire his weapon to stop Mr. Naulty’s assault.”

The prosecutor said no charges have been filed yet against Naulty. He was in stable condition Monday at the University of Virginia Medical Center.


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