Once Baber was in custody, he "stated he pulled the gun (which was determined to be a BB pistol) in [an] attempt to get law enforcement to kill him," Deputy D.S. Wysong wrote in the complaint.
Deputies also a metal bottle with three pills attached to Baber's belt loop. Baber admitted the pills were the prescription drug Xanax, and that he didn't have a prescription for the pills, according to the complaint.
State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said fellow state troopers are taking the shootings hard.
"We're a small department, everybody knows everybody," Baylous said on the MetroNews "Talkline" program. "Law enforcement is like a band of brothers."
After the original shooting, numerous police from surrounding counties descended on the area near the Clay-Roane county line to search for the suspect. Police also searched for the man by helicopter.
Interstate 79 was shut down at the Wallback exit in both directions in the aftermath of the shooting.
Numerous troopers and police officers waited outside CAMC in downtown Charleston late Tuesday and early today, awaiting news about the wounded.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin flew back Tuesday night from The Greenbrier resort, where he was scheduled to speak at the state Chamber of Commerce's annual business summit today.
"This tragedy reminds us of the sacrifices that our law enforcement officers make every day to keep us safe," Tomblin said in a statement Tuesday night.
This morning, Tomblin called it "a sad morning in West Virginia." He said he met with families of the wounded officers at CAMC General on Tuesday night, calling it a "long, stressful night."
"It's a very difficult time. As with any situation like this, the words are hard to come by," Tomblin said.
The governor said he was deeply moved by the large turnout of officers at the hospital to provide support for the families.
"It was a very moving experience for me personally to go in and talk with the four different families," Tomblin said. "Please keep these families of these officers in your prayers, in your thoughts."
He said the family members at the hospital were in shock, but were supporting each other. According to Tomblin, one of the wounded officer's mothers said "This is what he did. This is what he wanted to do."
Tomblin ordered all U.S. and state flags lowered until further notice in honor of Bailey.
The West Virginia Troopers Association said in a statement, "It is incidents like these that remind us of the dangers of entering a law enforcement career. It is not just a job, it is a way of life. Our men and women in uniform make a conscious decision every day to put their lives ont eh line to protect all of us. It doesn't matter if you wear green, blue, or black, you are family. Those involved are in our thoughts and prayers and we ask everyone to take the time and thank those in uniform today for their service."
The last State Police trooper fatally shot on duty occurred in April 1993, when Trooper Larry G. Hacker in Harrisville was killed while responding to a dispute between two neighbors, according to The Associated Press. The alleged shooter in that case, Dennis Ferguson, 67, of Pullman, later killed himself in jail.
In 2007, a State Police trooper died after losing control of his cruiser on W.Va. 9 in Charles Town, the AP reported. Trooper B.W. Linn was responding to another trooper who was involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect at a convenience store.
Staff writers Kathryn Gregory, Lori Kersey and Phil Kabler contributed to this report. Reach Travis Crum at travis.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5163. Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1254.