PAX, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Thursday, November 10, 2022, at approximately 1:30pm, the Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division (CUFFED) Task Force attempted to serve a warrant at 283 Horse Creek Road near Pax, WV.
The warrant was referred to USMS by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the Western District of Virginia. As the CUFFED Task Force team members entered the residence, they observed two subjects with firearms barricade themselves inside a bedroom.
CUFFED Task Force then requested the assistance of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT Team. Before the SWAT Team could arrive, one of the subjects exited the bedroom with a firearm and pointed it in the direction of the officers. A Deputy United States Marshal responded to the immediate threat and shot the subject. First aid was provided to the subject and he was transported to the hospital. The other subject in the bedroom was apprehended after a brief struggle. It was learned that both subjects were dangerous fugitives, one from the Western District of Virginia and the other from Chicago, Illinois.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting.
“I would like to thank Sheriff Mike Fridley and his Deputies for assisting the CUFFED Task Force today. By working together, our agencies were able to remove two violent fugitives who thought they could hide in rural WV.
The actions today by CUFFED and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department just may have prevented others from being harmed by these dangerous criminals.” – Michael Baylous, United States Marshal, Southern District of West Virginia