GILES COUNTY, Va. -

We now know the name of the man who was shot and killed by a Ppearisburg, Virginia police officer.

According to the Virginia State Police, that shooting happened around 3 p.m. on Sunday.

State police tell News 5 that 47-year-old Thomas N. Saunders was stopped in the town of Pearisburg. They say Saunders got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at an officer; the officer then shot Saunders.

He was taken to a local hospital, were he later died.

The Virginia State Ppolice Bureau of Criminal Investigation's police shooting investigative team is looking into the incident.