October 13, 2017
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 3 years ago
Police said this happened as a part of protocol, pending the outcome of the investigation by Virginia State Police and review by the Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney.
Forty-two-year-old J.C. Hawkins, Jr. was shot and killed by police on Friday after a sexual assault and robbery at a home on Riverside Avenue.
Officers say Hawkins sexually assaulted and robbed a 72-year-old woman.
The victim gave a description matching Hawkins, and when officers caught up with him, he ran away.
Police said Hawkins waded into the Rivanna River nearby and pointed a gun at officers when he was shot and later died.
Police said there is no threat to the community.
The Virginia State Police is handling the investigation into the shooting.