CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two police officers were shot during a standoff with a Jackson County man late Tuesday and early Wednesday, police said.
Both officers are OK, police said.
Police responded to a disturbance call at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after getting a report that Michael Larry Smith, 45, of Cottageville, was shooting a shotgun into the air outside of his mobile home, said Chief Deputy Bruce Deweese of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
Sheriff's deputies Capt. Herbert Faber and Sgt. Todd Roberts arrived at Smith's home and found Smith outside with the shotgun. Smith shot Faber as the deputy got out of his car, Deweese said. He was shot in the back of the hand and hip, Deweese said.
Smith then ran into his mobile home and barricaded himself in, Deweese said.
Faber was taken to CAMC General Hospital with a broken finger and shotgun pellets in his hand and hip.
Smith held police in a standoff for hours, Deweese said. Officers from other departments descended on the scene, including the State Police Special Response Team.
At about 3:30 a.m. Smith fired the shotgun again from inside his home and hit Sgt. Andy Williams of the Ripley Police Department in the head and leg, Deweese said.