BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say one woman was killed and another was injured in southern West Virginia before police fatally shot a suspect.
Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Alan Christian told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that police were called to a domestic disturbance Friday afternoon at a residence in the Montcalm community.
One woman was dead, another was injured and the suspect had fled. Officers later found the suspect in a nearby garage.
Christian says police tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender, but the man produced a firearm and was fatally shot.
Police have not released any names. State police will investigate the officer-involved shooting.