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W.Va. trooper shot by suspect returns to work

ELKINS, W.Va. -- A West Virginia State Police trooper who was shot by a suspect is back on the job.

State Police told WBOY-TV that Cpl. Andrew Loudin is doing well.

Police continue to investigate the shooting and the suspect's death hours later in a shootout with other troopers.

State Police said 55-year-old William Dumire shot Loudin on May 3 as the trooper was investigating allegations of child sexual abuse. Loudin is a member of the crimes against children unit.

After Loudin was shot, State Police said Dumire carjacked a woman and forced her to drive him to the Kelly Mountain Lodge. He died in an exchange of gunfire after troopers found him a in culvert.

 


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