Suspect identity released in fatal White Hall police shooting

WHITE HALL, W.Va. — State police have released the identity of the suspect who died in a Marion County police involved shooting.

Randy Lee Cumberledge, 39 of Maple Ave. Philippi, was killed Sunday, Dec. 11 while police were attempted to serve outstanding drug warrants.  Cumberledge was also being sought by a bail bondsman according to police.

Randy Cumberledge had been wanted on a felony drug charge.
Randy Cumberledge had been wanted on a felony drug charge.

An incident report stated police spotted a car in the side parking lot at the White Hall Wal-Mart.  As they approached the vehicle and ordered the driver to show his hands, Cumberledge allegedly put the vehicle in drive and drove aggressively toward an officer.

A White Hall police officer and Marion County sheriff’s deputy both discharged their weapons, striking and killing Cumberledge.

The store was briefly locked down and deputies already in the store Sunday afternoon for Shop with a Cop, directed customers to the back of the store as the shooting unfolded.

In July, Cumberledge reportedly failed to appear for a hearing and his sentencing in Harrison County Circuit Court.

The month before Cumberledge pleaded guilty to a felony heroin distribution charge.