UPDATE: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting

UPDATE (8/20 @ 3 p.m.) – The suspect involved in the officer-involved shooting in Beckley has died from his injuries.

On Wednesday, deputies responded to the Rural Acres Dr. area regarding a complaint of indecent exposure.

On arrival, the responding deputy encountered the suspect, Kevin Eugene Norris.

During the encounter, Norris became uncooperative, refusing to show his hands until he eventually produced what the deputy perceived to be a firearm from a holster on his side pointing it at the deputy.

During a later investigation, it was discovered Norris had pointed a pellet gun resembling a semi-automatic handgun.

The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by West Virginia State Police.


BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Sheriff Scott Van Meter confirms one of his deputies was involved in a shooting.

Raleigh County Deputies responded to a call on Rural Acres Dr. around 7 p.m.

One person was taken to a local hospital, and the deputy involved was not hurt in the incident.

West Virginia State Police is currently investigating the incident with assistance from the Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau.

We will continue to provide updates on this situation as it develops.

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