W. Va. State Trooper shot in Pocahontas County, suspect dead
A West Virginia state trooper was shot during a shootout with a man Monday night in Pocahontas County.
Pocahontas County Sheriff Jeffrey Barlow was investigating a single-vehicle crash at around 6 p.m., according to a press release, when a man shot at him with a rifle.
Police from surrounding counties went to the scene and started searching a wooded area for the man.
During the search, that's when State Police said Trooper First Class Josh M. Tallman found the suspect, who fired a shot at Tallman. The trooper was hit in the stomach, returned fire and killed the man.
Tallman, who works out of the State Police Elkins Detachment, was life-flighted to Ruby Memorial Hospital Monday night.
His condition wasn't immediately available.