Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 3:50 AM

UPDATE: Suspect identified that was shot and killed by police in Mercer County

UPDATE: PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police fatally shot a suspect in an Amber Alert, authorities said Friday.

Police were alerted by Louisiana authorities to be on the lookout for a suspect who was wanted on charges of murder and child abduction, a statement from state police said. Authorities located him on Interstate 77 in Mercer County and when they approached the vehicle, the man fired at officers, the statement said. One trooper returned fire and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The infant was found unharmed in the back seat.

West Virginia police didnt name the suspect, but Baton Rouge Police said on social media that Napoleon Crane, 29, was fatally shot by West Virginia State Troopers during a traffic stop.

The agency had issued an arrest warrant for Crane on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of Da’Ja Davis, 28. Police said he left the area with his 6monthold daughter.


UPDATE: MERCER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man accused of shooting and killing Da’Ja Davis, 28, in Baton Rouge on Thursday, Dec. 1, was shot and killed by troopers with West Virginia State Police on Friday, Dec. 2, the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed.

According to BRPD, Napoleon Crane was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers in Mercer County, W.Va.

A six-month-old baby was in the car at the time of the shooting and is “okay,” police added.

Investigators said Crane was Davis’ apparent boyfriend.

This information is from


MERCER COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Large police presence in Mercer County.

There is a large police presence just off I-77 at exit 20, the Camp Creek Exit.

It is reported that a male suspect was wanted for murder, but Lootpress hasn’t been able to confirm this information yet.

Lootpress is workign to learn more information, stay here for further updates.


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