Suspect Fatally Shot By West Virginia Deputies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia sheriff’s department says a suspect was fatally shot by deputies while they attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

The Dominion Post reports the suspect was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead. The report cited a statement by Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner that says the subject of the warrant confronted the deputies with a handgun and threatened to shoot them early Saturday. It says the deputies shot the suspect in self-defense.

The suspect’s name was being withheld pending notification of family.

The sheriff’s office says the names of the deputies involved will not be released due to an ongoing investigation. No information was given about the races of the suspect or the deputies.

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