UPDATE: Officer-involved shooting suspect identified

Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 3:34 PM EST
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UPDATE 12/06/19 @ 3:06 p.m.

The suspect involved in an officer involved shooting on Wednesday has been identified.

According to Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Alex Neville, marshals were serving a federal warrant for Joshua Finch for violating supervised release.

Neville says Marshal Services requested the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and West Virginia State Police to help serve the warrant at a home on Route 20.

As marshals were serving the warrant, Finch tried to flee in a vehicle, Neville said. An officer fired his gun and Finch suffered minor injuries.

Flinch was taken to a local hospital, Neville said. He was discharged a few hours later and taken to North Central Regional Jail.

Finch appeared before a U.S. Magistrate, according to Neville. The judge order he be held until a hearing next week.

According to Neville, two other people in the house were arrested on outstanding warrants with the sheriff's department.

UPDATE 12/04/19 @ 4:31 p.m.

The suspect is in custody after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon.

According to Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny, the incident happened at a home in Cambria along Route 20. Deputies were serving a warrant on behalf of U.S. Marshals.

West Virginia State Police were there assisting.

During the incident, an officer fired his weapon.

Matheny says no law enforcement officers were injured. The suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Two other occupants of the house were arrested on outstanding warrants, Matheny said.

The suspects name has not been released at this time.


Sheriff deputies say a man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after an officer-involved shooting in Harrison County.

It happened at a home in Cambria along Route 20 after Harrison County Sheriff's deputies were serving a warrant on behalf of U.S. Marshals.

During the incident, a law officer fired his weapon. The officer was not hurt in the shooting.

It is not clear if the suspect taken into custody was shot. He was not taken to the hospital.

West Virginia State Police also assisted in the attempt to serve the warrant.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating.