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Deadly force ruled lawful in officer-involved shooting

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LOUISA COUNTY (KWWL) -

Authorities now say the deadly force used by Louisa County Deputy David Perley in an area shooting was lawful.

Police say they attempted to pull over 55-year-old Richard Spurling earlier this month in Louisa County, but he refused to stop.  After a brief pursuit, Spurling then drove towards a deputy. when Perley shot Spurling in his upper body.  Spurling was taken to the hospital but has since been released. 

Perley has been a Louisa County deputy since 2002 and has 27 years of law enforcement experience.
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