UPDATE: Two charged in Kanawha County high speed pursuit

West Virginia

UPDATE 4/27/21 5:54 p.m. — The following photos are confirmed to be of the vehicle involved in Monday night’s high-speed chase.

UPDATE 4/27/21 5:55 A.M. — KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, two men have been charged after Monday night’s high-speed pursuit in Kanawha County.

28-year-old Brandon Dewayne Shaffer is charged with wanton endangerment as the alleged shooter in the pursuit incident. 30 year-old Scotty Lee Shaffer is charged with fleeing with reckless indifference as the alleged driver.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, each charge is a felony.  

ORIGINAL 4/26/21 — KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Two people have been detained following a high speed pursuit in Kanawha County.

The incident took place just before 7 p.m. The incident began as a traffic violation on the 6800 block of Sissonville Drive and became a high speed chase shortly thereafter.

According to deputies, one deputy wrecked into an oncoming vehicle on Sissonville Drive. Their vehicle caught on fire and the deputy sustained minor injuries. The other driver was also sent to the hospital but was alert.

The pursuit continued along a gas line right-of-way near North Grapevine Road. It was then that a passenger in a black Chevy Silverado began firing at a pursuing cruiser, shattering the windshield.

The deputy lost sight of the vehicle and discontinued the pursuit. They were detained after an extensive search.

The deputy was not shot.

Police do not believe there is now any threat to the public.

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