Deputy, state trooper shot; suspect found hiding under house

GANDEEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy and state trooper were shot at in West Virginia, leaving one officer injured.

West Virginia State Police spokesman Capt. Reggie Patterson told news outlets 52-year-old Stanley Gordon Hoskins Jr. opened fire on the trooper and Roane County deputy responding to a report of a person making suicidal threats as they approached the home Wednesday around 6:15 p.m.

First Sgt. O.S. Starsick with State Police says one officer took 6 shotgun pellets to the upper thigh, which drew blood but didn’t penetrate. The deputy took a shotgun blast to the bottom of his pants leg, but wasn’t struck by projectiles.

Starsick says officers thought Hoskins had fled the area, but a special response team member found him hiding underneath the house, leading to his arrest after midnight.

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