CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When William David Dumire had an emergency domestic violence petition filed against him last month, he didn't have to surrender his guns.
On Thursday, Dumire shot a West Virginia State Police trooper who was investigating him, and then fled. Authorities found Dumire hiding in a culvert hours later and killed him in an exchange of gunfire, according to the State Police.
The wounded trooper, Cpl. Andrew Shane Loudin, is expected to recover after being shot in the chest, State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said Friday.