MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man who was shot Saturday by a Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy was armed with what appeared to be a rifle and was holding a knife to a woman’s neck outside a Falling Waters, W.Va., residence in a tense confrontation that ended in gunfire, police said Monday.
Raymond Wallace II, 23, was shot once in the hip by sheriff’s deputy Ralph Pierce, who fired his weapon four times, police said.
Warrants charging Wallace with kidnapping, attempted robbery, attempted arson and second-degree sexual assault were issued Saturday, police said.
Wallace, who was flown to a Washington, D.C.-area hospital for treatment, now faces extradition back to Berkeley County to be arraigned on the charges, police said.
Pierce has been placed on administrative leave until an internal review is completed, police said.
The firearm in Wallace’s possession was later determined to be a pellet gun, police said. Wallace also was found with a butcher knife and two smaller knives, according to police.