UPDATE(Sept. 1, 2021, 5:11 p.m.)
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – West Virginia State Police, who are investigating Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting in Clarksburg, released further information on the incident, Wednesday.
Officers from the Clarksburg City Police Department and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department were responding to a “be on the lookout(BOLO)” call for a suspicious vehicle.
When the vehicle was located, a chase began, with the car stopping at a house at 1320 Nutter St, troopers said.
The driver, Joseph Anderson, 41 of Clarksburg, ran into the house and came back outside with a firearm, according to the state police news release. When Anderson did not obey the officers’ orders to put the gun on the ground, an officer from each department shot him, troopers said.
Anderson was then flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, for treatment. There is no word on his condition.
The incident is still under investigation by troopers from the Fairmont detachment of the State Police.
ORIGINAL STORY(Aug. 31, 2021 6:00 p.m.)
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A man was shot in an apparent officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon, in Clarksburg.
The incident happened after 5:00 p.m. on Nutter Street, in the Broadway section of the city.
The man who was shot, was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. There is no word on his condition.
No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident, Clarksburg Police Chief Mark Kiddy said.
The Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Harrison County EMS were all on the scene.
The West Virginia State Police were being called in to investigate the incident, Chief Kiddy told 12 News.