Deputies acted in self-defense in weekend shooting

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were acting in self-defense when they shot and killed a suspect while serving a search warrant early Saturday morning.

According to a press release, deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an individual on Price Hill Road when the unamed suspected accosted the deputies. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was threatening to shoot the deputies. Deputies responded by shooting the suspect. He was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital where he was pronnounced dead.

The suspect’s identity has not been released and the names of the deputies involved in the incident are being withheld.

This is the third deputy-involved shooting within the last year in Monongalia County.

In June 2015, deputies shot and killed a woman who was trying to ram deputies with her car during a chase.

An man armed with a shotgun was killed in November, 2015 while deputies were trying to serve a search warrant.