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Community prays for injured deputies

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Several residents in the Nicholas County community of Craigsville spent their Sunday praying for the recovery of two Nicholas County deputies shot in the line of duty over the weekend.

Buddy Stapleton and Tommy Allison were responding to a call on Little Trail Road when they were shot.

84- year old John Evans is accused of firing the shots.

Evans would later be killed by law enforcement officers after hours of trying to get him to surrender peacefully.

Shirley Eldridge, the owner of a restaurant nearby said that when she heard the shots and found out what was happening, her heart sank, because several of the deputies are also her customers.

"We love all of those boys because they have been coming in here since we opened 13 years ago," Eldridge said. "It was kind of scary."

West Virginia State Police told 13 News Saturday that the deputies' injuries did not appear to be life threatening.