Police: Knife-wielding man fatally shot in Falmouth | InsideNova
STAFFORD — A 29-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday night by a driver he attempted to stab, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.
Christopher Rigby of no fixed address, died following an altercation with the driver, who had refused to give Rigby money, according to Bill Kennedy, public information officer for the sheriff's office.
At about 11 p.m., police received a 911 call from a woman who said she was with a man who just shot another man who attacked him with a knife. The woman said they were located in the parking lot of Earl’s True Value Hardware at 300 Chatham Heights Road in Falmouth, Kennedy said.
When police arrived two minutes later, a man was lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.
A knife was on the ground, police said, and the shooter was standing nearby and surrendered.
Rigby was taken to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg where he was pronounced dead.
According to a police report, the alleged shooter and the woman told detectives they were in a car talking when they saw two men walking across the parking lot.
One of the men, Rigby, asked for money and he was declined.
About 15 minutes later, the couple saw Rigby again when he approached the driver’s side door in what they described as an aggressive manner, attempting to stab the driver.
The driver retrieved a handgun from the glovebox, police said, and fired.
He told police he then told the woman to call 911.
The second man with Rigby, who they said did not participate in the attack, left the area on foot.
The driver was not seriously injured but had fresh wounds consistent with a struggle, police said.
Police later identified Rigby and Wednesday morning, located the second man who fled.
He said that Rigby, a friend of his, became increasingly enraged over being denied money and returned to seek revenge. He said that Rigby was the aggressor, police said.
The man who shot Rigby had a valid concealed weapons permit, police determined.
No charges have been filed. The case is still under investigation, police said.