Woman killed, suspect fatally shot by West Virginia police

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

Authorities say one woman was killed and another was injured in southern West Virginia before police fatally shot a suspect.

Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Alan Christian told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that police were called to a domestic disturbance Friday afternoon at a residence in the Montcalm community.

Christian said one woman was dead, another was injured and the suspect had fled.

Officers later found the suspect in a nearby garage.

Christian said police tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender, but the man produced a firearm and was fatally shot.

Police have not released any names.

Christian said state police will investigate the officer-involved shooting.

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