UPDATE: The suspect, Timothy Kennedy has been taken into custody. No other injuries have been reported.
UPDATE: CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – United States Attorney Will Thompson issued the following statement regarding West Virginia State Police Sgt. Cory Maynard, who was shot and fatally wounded in the line of duty on Friday, June 2, 2023, in Mingo County.
We join with all West Virginians in grief at the loss of State Police Sgt. Cory Maynard, who was shot and fatally wounded in the line of duty earlier today. Throughout this district, our state and our nation, the men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of us all. Today’s tragedy is a grim reminder of the dangers inherent in that sacred task. Sgt. Maynard proved himself an outstanding example of selfless service and dedication to his community, and we mourn alongside our state and the law enforcement community.
MINGO COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The West Virginia State Police are currently investigating an active shooting investigation where a uniformed member of the West Virginia State Police has been shot.
Troopers responded to a shooting complaint in the Beech Creek area of Mingo County. Once on the scene, the Troopers were met with gunfire. The Trooper was transported to Logan Memorial Hospital.
The shooter is not in custody and several other members of the West Virginia State Police are on the scene attempting to locate the suspect identified as 29-year-old Timothy Kennedy of Beech Creek, West Virginia.
Anyone with information on the location of the suspect should notify the West Virginia State Police at 304 746-2158. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.