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Man Shot and Killed in Harrison County Pursuit Identified

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Shon Spencer / Photo courtesy: Family of Shon Spencer Shon Spencer / Photo courtesy: Family of Shon Spencer

A man is dead following a vehicle pursuit involving Harrison County law enforcement agencies.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene of a vehicle crash near the Interstate 79 south bound 117 mile marker that happened just before 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The crash happened after a pursuit involving a white Ford truck driven by Shon Aaron Spencer, 49, of Nutter Fort, that began in Clarksburg, said Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano.

A woman told 12 News that Spencer had been following her and another woman from a Clarksburg restaurant, to a gas station, and then to the Clarksburg Post Office before she contacted someone who notified law enforcement.

The pursuit began when Spencer traveled on Route 50 at a high rate of speed to the Wilsonburg area before turning around and driving on Route 50 to Interstate 79 south. Sheriff Marano said Spencer tried to ram a civilian's vehicle and rammed several sheriff's department vehicles. On Interstate 79, his truck spun around and sheriff's deputies were able to pin his vehicle between other department vehicles, at which point the man slammed on his gas and tried to ram a sheriff's department vehicle. The sheriff's department shot and killed Spencer.

Sheriff Albert Marano said Spencer was armed with a pistol during the incident.

Sheriff Marano said Tuesday that the investigation has revealed that Spencer's actions may have occurred due to emotional distress and things occurring in Spencer's personal life.

Sheriff Marano said upon completion of the investigation, the case will be reviewed by the Harrison County Prosecutor's office.