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Man shot by State Police in Eastern Panhandle incident

By Staff reports

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- State Police are not yet releasing the name of a man shot and wounded following a two-hour standoff with Jefferson County authorities on Sunday.

State Police Capt. Rob Blair said troopers and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies went to a home near Charles Town at about 2:20 p.m. Sunday to investigate reports of a break-in and a man barricading himself in the house.

On arrival, authorities were told the man had threatened to kill anyone who tried to enter the house, and allegedly had a 9 mm handgun. When they tried to talk to the man, he allegedly threatened to kill police officers on the scene, Blair said.

A standoff of more than two hours followed, Blair said. He said shots were fired just after 5 p.m. The suspect was wounded and taken into custody.

Blair said the suspect was taken to WVUH-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital for treatment. Authorities have gotten arrest warrants for assault on police officers, terroristic threats, entering without breaking and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Blair said the troopers and deputy involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, which he said is standard police procedure.

More information will be released later, Blair said.


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