MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – At around 6 pm, Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of an unwanted person with a firearm in the three forks area of McDowell County.
Upon arrival, Deputies found the individual, and the individual opened fire after making threats to Law Enforcement. Deputies retuned fire and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The West Virginia State Police was asked to investigate, and the Shooting is now under investigation.
The Deputies are on Paid Leave pending the outcome.
MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – An alleged officer-involved shooting has been reported in McDowell County.
Lootpress has very limited details right now and is working to confirm more details.
McDowell County Emergency Management says, “Per law enforcement, route 635, Three forks highway will be closed for 4 to 6 hours, only emergency traffic will be allowed through, so please find an alternate route, thank you for your understanding.“