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UPDATED: Meth investigation led to Montgomery County officer shooting

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3:05 p.m.

Search warrants from Montgomery Circuit Court show police were looking for items used to make meth and attempting to execute felony warrants.

According to the search warrants, police took more than two dozens items from the home including professional drain opener, digital scales, a surveillance system, cell phones, and plastic baggies containing white powder.

We also visited the home where Hughes was killed. There, we spoke to two people who claimed to be his friends. One, Dakota Austin, says he was pulling up to the scene and saw Hughes lying on the ground. He says Hughes had a gun with him at the time but wasn't shooting at police, he was trying to jump on a 4-wheeler parked outside.  

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10:12 a.m.

Virginia State Police say Robert Kevin Hughes, 41, was the man killed in an exchange of gun fire yesterday in Christiansburg.

Investigators say the Montgomery County Sheriff's office and Christiansburg Police Department were serving an arrest warrant at a residence in the 900 block of Ridgeway Drive in Montgomery County. Hughes ran out of the residence and fired at the officers. Officers returned fire. Hughes was struck during the exchange of gunfire and died at the scene.

Police also served a search warrant at the residence as part of their investigation.