UPDATE (Nov. 23, 2022, at 5:14 p.m.): 13 News Reporter Lane Ball is on the scene where an officer-involved shooting happened in the Camelot Mobile Home Village in Putnam County.
Officials say they received a call for a well-being check around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The man had threatened to take his own life, officials say.
Deputies arrived and tried to calm the situation via peaceful means, officials say. After three hours, deputies say the man’s threats started to escalate.
It was then that deputies entered the residence out of fear for the safety of the man, officials say. Deputies tried to further calm the situation, but the subject allegedly pointed a gun at law enforcement, and deputies opened fire.
“Once only after communications were severed and threats elevated, deputies made entry into the back bedroom, where the subject pointed a firearm at the entering deputies,” Shamblin said. “As a result, deputies engaged the subject with their firearms to stop the threat on their lives.”
The man was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) General, which is the trauma center for the Metro Valley. His condition is unknown at this time, officials say.
One neighbor tells 13 News that she came outside and saw the events unfold. She says the incident was a surprise because situations like this are not common in the area.
West Virginia State Police are still investigating the situation.
PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — An officer-involved shooting is under investigation.
A West Virginia State Police official says that the incident happened in the Buffalo area of Putnam County on Wednesday.
They say the shooting involved the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. According to crews on the scene, the suspect was taken to the hospital. There is no word yet on the extent of his injuries.
No other information was given.
The incident is being investigated by WVSP.
13 News has a crew on its way to the scene, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.