Witness reacts to deadly officer-involved shooting
UPDATE 9/25/23 @ 6 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies said the man who died in the officer-involved shooting incident Saturday was wanted for crimes out of Logan County, West Virginia.
Charity Lions said she was picking up her daughter from work when she saw the incident happen in the 300 block of Goff Mountain Road in Cross Lanes.
“As soon as we pulled in, two police officers came running behind our cars, going to our right, and as soon as I saw that I told the kids, ‘hey we can’t be here anymore, and I sped out of the parking lot,” Lions said.
Lions said she drove to a nearby Taco Bell with her daughter and her daughter’s friend.
“We were at the last parking space near the drive-thru, and we saw a cop car pull in, and that is when he got rammed by the guy,” Lions said.
Deputies said they blocked in the man, and when he started firing shots, deputies fired back. Deputies said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“We just heard shooting, and as soon as I heard the shooting I backed out as fast as I could and I drove over to the Exxon parking lot because I was shaking so bad and my daughter and her friend were in the car and they were the closest to it, and all I could think about was them getting shot,” said Lions.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s office said more information about the incident will be released Tuesday.
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UPDATE 9/23/23 @ 8 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- One man has died after an officer-involved shooting in Kanawha County.
The shooting was reported to emergency dispatchers around 4:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Goff Mountain Road.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a man wanted by law enforcement was spotted at the hotel in Cross Lanes. The suspect then got in his vehicle, tried to take off, and fired shots at deputies.
The deputies returned fire, and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Five deputies were involved in the officer-involved shooting.
No deputies were injured.
The incident remains under investigation.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- There’s a heavy law enforcement presence in Kanawha County.
An incident was reported around 4:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Goff Mountain Road.
Dozens of law enforcement vehicles were seen in Cross Lanes.
WSAZ has a crew at the scene.
This is a developing story.
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