Police shoot man in thigh during standoff

September 29, 2007|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - A standoff in a bathroom Thursday between police and a man accused of stabbing a Morgan County woman ended when police shot the man in the thigh, according to a press release from the Morgan County Sheriff's Department.

An officer from the sheriff's department shot Tim Evans once in the right thigh with a beanbag round while Evans sat on the toilet with a knife to his stomach, police said.

Police said they received a call Thursday at 3:39 p.m. from a woman in the 400 block of Hunter's Camp Road in Great Cacapon who said she was being attacked.

The woman said she had been stabbed several times, but had managed to get away from her attacker and lock herself in the bathroom, police said. The woman was found on a bedroom floor bleeding from the head and arm, police said.


Evans was found in a locked bathroom near the rear of the house, police said. When Evans opened the door, he was sitting on the toilet with a large butcher knife pointed at his stomach, police said.

Evans allegedly refused to put the knife down for almost 90 minutes, police said.

The standoff ended when a deputy fired a tiny, pellet-filled beanbag from a shotgun at Evans' right thigh, police said.

Evans, age and address unknown, was taken to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., then transferred to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, where he was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

The victim was treated for multiple stab wounds and later released, police said.

Evans remains in custody at the hospital, police said.

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