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Berkeley County sheriff does not know condition of man shot by deputy

August 26, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man who was shot by a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department deputy during a domestic incident early Saturday on Yukon Drive was still alive Sunday, according to Berkeley County Sheriff Kenny Lemaster.

Lemaster said Sunday afternoon that he did not know the man’s condition.

He declined to release the name of the man or the deputy involved in the shooting until officials with his department have a chance to discuss the incident today.

Deputies went to the 100 block of Yukon Drive after receiving a call about a domestic violence incident, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department. A county 911 dispatcher said the call came in at 1:13 a.m. Saturday.

Yukon Drive is off Koontztown Road just west of Falling Waters, W.Va.

When deputies arrived, they encountered a man threatening a female with unspecified weapons, deputies said. The man failed to obey orders from the deputies and threatened them with the weapons, deputies said.

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A deputy shot the male, who was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., deputies said.

The deputy is on administrative leave with pay while officials investigate the shooting, Lemaster said.

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