The gunman who was shot dead by police on an interstate highway in northwest Virginia has been identified as a Pennsylvania man, state police said.
Matthew Bravowski, 38, of Grindstone, Pennsylvania, was killed Thursday by law enforcement on Interstate 79 near Weston Exit, Capt. Robert A. Maddie, a state police spokesman said.
Brewowski blocked both lanes northward, carrying a rifle behind his Ford Explorer, and fired several shots at the responding officers. The Apshour County Sheriff’s deputy was hit in the leg and later operated on at the hospital. Authorities responded by firing on Brewowski and killing him, Maddie said in a statement.
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Investigators are trying to determine the motive behind Brevsky’s actions, the statement said.
The interstate was closed for several hours in both directions due to the firing.
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