West Virginia police fatally shoot suspect on interstate

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Posted: Sep 30, 2015 12:44 PM

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a man wanted in the slaying of a Georgia woman was fatally shot during a pursuit on the West Virginia Turnpike.

West Virginia State Police say they spotted a car driven by 28-year-old Brandon Lamar Johnson on Interstate 77 Tuesday. Police say he refused to stop, and a trooper set up road spikes.

State Police Lt. Michael Baylous said Lamar got out and pulled a gun on troopers, refused to drop his weapon and was shot.

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In Georgia, authorities said Johnson was wanted in the killing of 57-year-old co-worker Pamela Harmon of Covington, Georgia. Her body was found in the parking lot of a Goodwill donation center in Conyers, Georgia.