ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a 26-year-old man was fatally shot after he pointed a shotgun at two troopers.
The deadly encounter occurred late Friday while the troopers assisted local officers serving a search warrant at a residence in Elkins. Police said in a statement that the troopers entered the residence and encountered a man later identified as William Keith Waldron.
They said he pointed the shotgun at the troopers, who responded by firing their weapons at him.
Police say Waldron was pronounced dead at Davis Medical Center.
Sgt. C.B. Shrader said a West Virginia State Police investigation is underway. State police referred questions about the reason for the search warrant to the Elkins police.
They did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press.