Statement released following 2 deaths from a domestic incident in Bridgeport

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UPDATE (Jan. 2, 2021 4:43 p.m.)

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia has released a statement following the deaths Vinnie and Kelly Zummo.

I, along with my staff at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic deaths of Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer Vinnie Zummo and his wife, Kelly. Our thoughts go out to their families, friends, and colleagues. As the investigation continues, please be respectful of those who knew the Zummos, as well as their families, at this difficult and unimaginable time,” said U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, Northern District of West Virginia.”

Bill Powell, U.S. Attorney Northern District of West Virginia

UPDATE (Jan. 2, 2021 11:45 p.m.)

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The two individuals found dead following a domestic incident in Bridgeport on Friday have been identified.

Officers from the Bridgeport Police department were alerted to respond to Oakview Drive for shots fired on Friday, Jan. 1. As the officers were responding, the dispatcher updated them that a vehicle was fleeing from the scene of where the gunshots were coming from on Horizon Circle. Responding units were then notified the fleeing vehicle struck a house on Oakview Drive, according to Bridgeport Police.

Upon further investigation, they located a female identified as 48-year-old Kelly T. Zummo of Horizon Circle in the driver seat. She had been shot and was deceased.

When officers entered the residence, they located 47-year-old Vincent T. Zummo, husband of Kelly M Zummo deceased with an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.

While the investigation is still in its infancy stage, it has been determined an argument took place outside of the residence on Horizon Circle where multiple shots were fired by Vincent Zummo at his wife Kelly Zummo. Mr. Zummo then returned to the residence and took his own life.


UPDATE (Jan. 1, 2021 4:30 p.m.):

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Two people are dead following a domestic incident in Bridgeport on Friday.

According to Bridgeport Police Chief John Walker, the situation that occurred at a residence on Oakview Drive in Bridgeport was domestic in nature and two people are dead as a result. Police were responding to a 911 call of multiple shots fired.

Officers responded after receiving further information from the Harrison County Communications Center that a vehicle was fleeing the area where the shots were being fired that resulted in the vehicle crashing into a residence, Walker said.

“You know, we are still putting the pieces together out of an abundance of caution. We notified the neighborhood to shelter in place until we were able to identify who the shooter actually was. And then once we determined who it was and he was no longer a threat then we lifted that order,” Walker said.

Walker would not release the names of the individuals involved or give details into the incident due to the continuing investigation.

“Officer’s arrived, there were multiple crime scenes, one being a house, the other being where the vehicle actually crashed into a house and a body was found in that vehicle. And once we got into the house where the incident occurred we found a second one [body],” Walker said.

On scene were Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police, Annmore EMS, and the SWAT team.

At this time, Walker stated that the scene is clear and there is no imminent danger.


ORIGINAL (Jan. 1, 2021 11:57 a.m.):

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The Bridgeport Police are on the scene of a vehicle which crashed into a residence in Bridgeport.

According to the Harrison County 911 Communication Center, a vehicle struck a house in the area of Oakview Drive in Bridgeport on Friday morning.

Officials with the communications center could not confirm any other details due to the incident being “an active law enforcement matter.”

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