CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three Charleston police officers fired their weapons the night Patrolman Jerry Jones and Brian Scott Good were killed.
Although seven officers who were on the scene have been placed on leave, only Patrolman Christopher Burford, a 20-month veteran of the force, Patrolman Owen Morris, a two-year veteran of the force, and Jones fired shots at Good, according to sources close to the investigation.
Jones was hit by an errant shot from his fellow officers.
Police say Good, 31, of Milliken, led them on a chase at about 9 p.m. Sept. 12, then was spotted again after midnight on Sept. 13. After a second chase, with Natasha Light, 24, in the passenger seat of his pickup, Good drove his truck to the gravel lot off of Quick Road where he was killed.
The three officers fired approximately 14 shots, sources say. Jones fired once at Good, then was hit in the chest with a bullet, stumbled back to his car and fell into the drivers seat. Upon falling, his pistol discharged a second time, hitting him in the arm, sources say.
According to radio traffic released Sept. 18 by Kanawha County emergency officials, it was Burford who first spotted Good in his gray flatbed pickup on Virginia Street and took up the chase.
As the chase continued from Virginia Street to Greenbrier Street and into northern Kanawha County, Jones, Burford and Morris chased Good.
A fourth police officer, State Trooper M.J. Napier, laid spike strips in Good's path and then joined the chase after Good ran over them, said Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants.
"103 to Metro, we've got an officer down!" a frantic Morris radioed at 1:10 a.m. "Our officer is down! 103 [to] Metro! Officer down!"