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Harrison sheriff investigating fatal police shooting

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal police shooting on Interstate 79 during a chase.

Sheriff's deputies shot the man after he rammed several police vehicles and tried to ram another one, according to media reports.

Sheriff Albert Marano and Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer say the chase began Monday after a woman reported being harassed by the man near the Clarksburg Post Office. The man fled in a truck as Clarksburg police were questioning him.

The Clarksburg officers pursued the man onto U.S. 50. Sheriff's deputies joined the chase but Shaffer said it was called off when speeds became too high for public safety.

Shaffer said officers resumed the chase when the man tried to ram a civilian vehicle on I-79.

The man's name hasn't been released.


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