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Two W.Va. Troopers Shot, One Dead, Deputy And Civilian Also Hit

(Editor's Note:Officer Down Memorial Page has identified the slain trooper as Marshall Bailey who was shot after stopping a vehicle for reckless driving at the commuter parking lot adjacent to I-79 in Clay County. The subject was in the back of a patrol car when he got out of his handcuffs and drew a concealed handgun and shot both troopers inside the vehicle killing Bailey. Trooper Bailey is survived by his wife and two children.)

 

A traffic stop near a park-and-ride Tuesday night left a West Virginia state trooper dead, and another in critical condition.

A Roane County sheriff's deputy and a tow truck driver also were shot and wounded, according to The Charleston Daily Mail.

Both were being treated at a hospital. However, their conditions were not known.

The suspect also was shot and killed.

The deadly incident started with the troopers being shot after they made traffic stop near a park-and-ride off I-79 near the Wallback exit, according to the paper.

After the shooting, the suspect grabbed one trooper's gun and fled on foot. A massive search ensued. Minutes later, the deputy was shot, troopers told reporters.

Details of the incident were still emerging Tuesday night. Troopers at the scene said the suspect was killed about a mile north of the of the initial shootings.

No identities were released. However, the slain trooper was said to have been a veteran with more than 10 years on the job.

More information will be posted on Officer.com when it becomes available.

 

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