UPDATE: West Virginia officer wounds man during vehicle pursuit that spanned across two counties

UPDATED 9/17/2018 @ 9:11 a.m.- Police in West Virginia say a man has been shot and wounded by an officer during a pursuit.

State Police Sgt. A.S. Goodson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph a McDowell County sheriff’s deputy shot 29-year-old Christopher Roberts in the abdomen on Friday. Goodson says Roberts remained hospitalized Sunday at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

McDowell County Sheriff’s Sgt. James E. Muncy Jr. says the deputy was trying to pull over Roberts for reckless driving and a chase ensued.

Goodson says the chase ended in Wyoming County when the suspect accelerated his vehicle toward the deputy, who fired at Roberts.
Goodson says Roberts faces charges for driving with a revoked license. Additional charges are pending.


WYOMING COUNTY,WV (WOAY) – The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a car chase that spanned across two counties.

Sgt. James E. Muncy Jr. says, Deputies were involved in a car chase that went into Wyoming County.

The chase started in the Davy area in McDowell County. Later shots were fired by the Deputy after the suspect tried to hit the deputy.

The suspect has since been captured.

No injuries are reported at this time.

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