Man shot by police in Jefferson Co. standoff

September 10, 2012

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. — A man was shot and wounded by police following a two-hour standoff Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from West Virginia State Police.

The man, who was not identified, was shot at approximately 5:09 p.m. outside a home at 810 E. Washington St.

He was taken into custody and transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to the release.

His condition was not immediately known late Sunday.

The troopers and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department deputy involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, according to the release. Police said that this is standard procedure.

Troopers and deputies responded to the scene at 2:20 p.m. for a report of a man who was trespassing and had barricaded himself in the residence, the release said.

Upon arrival, police were told that the man had made verbal threats to kill anyone who attempted to enter the residence and that he was armed with a 9mm handgun, the release stated.

According to police, after contact was made with the suspect, he threatened to kill the officers on the scene.
Police did not indicate why shots were fired and how the two-hour standoff ended.

The release said that arrest warrants have been issued for a variety of charges, including assault on a police officer, terroristic threats and felon in possession of a firearm.

The investigation is continuing.

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