Mason County Sheriff’s Office identify deputy shot in face

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MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – A Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot in the face early Sunday morning, according to West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Rodney Miller. State Police say that at around 4:10 a.m. on December 15, 2019, deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department responded to Whitten Ridge Road in Milton, W.Va., to continue an investigation into a shooting that occurred earlier this date.

Deputies were attempting to apprehend, the suspect, Robert McKinley Glenn, 81, for charges stemming from the shooting of a family member. Deputies were confronted by the suspect, who fired multiple shots toward the officers. One of the deputies, Matt McCormick, was injured during the exchange of gunfire and was transported to the hospital for what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect surrendered shortly thereafter and was arrested for malicious wounding and attempted murder. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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