CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Fayette County Sheriff's deputies shot a man Tuesday who the agency had been investigating on possible child abuse and neglect charges, according to a department release issued Tuesday evening.
At about 5 p.m. Tuesday, deputies entered a one-room cabin near Chestnutburg Road in Ansted to serve a warrant on a man later identified as Brian Lee Koch, 30. Authorities sought the warrant after Koch escaped from a community corrections center earlier in the day.
As the deputies approached, Koch barricaded himself inside the cabin and refused to exit. Deputies then forced entry into the structure. Koch, armed with a rifle, struck a police dog with the weapon and refused repeated demands to surrender, according to the release.
Koch pointed the rifle at a deputy, and the deputy fired a shot from his handgun. The bullet struck Koch in the arm, and he dropped the weapon but continued to struggle with the officers until he was handcuffed, the release states.Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said that the State Police investigators were immediately contacted after the shooting. The name of the deputy who shot Koch has not been released. Koch is in the hospital and in stable condition, the release states.