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UPDATE (December 4, 2020, 10 p.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – According to the West Virginia State Police, one male was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital following retaliation against law enforcement as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

According to the WVSP, On Thursday at approximately 7 p.m, members of the WVSP Fairmont Detachment were attempting to locate 44-year-old Anthony McDonald of Fairmont, who had active warrants for his arrest.

Officials explained that law enforcement entered the accused’s residence and from the attic where he was hiding, the McDonald fired a gun at the officers below. The officers immediately returned fire, striking McDonald, according to a release from WVSP. He was taken into custody and transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment.  

The investigation is on going, according to the WVSP.


ORIGINAL (December 3, 2020, 8:15 p.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Shots were fired Thursday night after police were serving an arrest warrant in Fairmont.

According to emergency officials, the Fairmont Police Department were serving an arrest warrant in the area of Alta Vista and Morgantown Avenues at approximately 7:13 p.m.

Marion County 911 officials explained that the suspect was barricaded, and shots were then fired.

West Virginia State Police are investigating. There is no word at this time as to if any injuries resulted from this altercation.

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