Sheriff: Deputy shot man who pulled gun amid warrant service

April 6, 2018

REYNOLDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy in West Virginia shot and wounded a man who pulled a gun on him.

Harrison Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Scott Lattea told The Exponent Telegram that 59-year-old Raymond Lyle Bell pulled a loaded gun on a deputy who was trying to serve him a warrant on a State Police charge Thursday night. Bell had initially fled from the officer on foot.

Lattea says the department reviewed body camera footage and has deemed the shooting justified.

Bell remains hospitalized. His current condition hasn’t been released.

Lattea says the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives might pick up the case, as Ball was a felon in possession of a firearm.

He hasn’t been charged with anything in connection with the incident yet.


Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.theet.com

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