UPDATE: More information released after two officers shot in Roane County

Published: Dec. 27, 2017 at 9:41 PM EST
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More information has been released about an incident where two officers being shot in Roane County Wednesday night.

According to state police, a trooper and a Roane County deputy responded to residence od 52-year-old Stanley Gordon Hoskins Jr. after Hoskins reported suicidal threats. Officials say that the situation turned out to be a domestic violence situation instead.

According to state police, when the trooper and deputy arrived at the residence, they were met with gunfire. Both were struck "in some fashion related to the gun fire" and received minor injuries.

Officials say Hoskins barricaded himself inside the residence. Officers from multiple agencies arrived on scene to assist, including the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, Charleston Police Department, and the Clendenin Police Department.

Officers entered the residence and found Hoskins hiding under the residence. Hoskins was arrested without incident shortly after midnight. He was taken to Roane General Hospital to be treated from exposure to the elements and possible hypothermia, before being transferred to another area medical center.

Hoskins is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts malicious wounding, one count domestic battery and one count domestic assault.


A report of a suicidal person that resulted in two law enforcement officers being shot Wednesday evening turned out to be a domestic violence situation, West Virginia State Police say.

They say the suspect is 52-year-old Gordon Hoskins Jr.

The incident happened at a home on Red Oak Run off of Ambler Ridge in Gandeeville.

A trooper and a Roane County Sheriff's deputy approached the front door together and were struck "in some fashion related to gunfire," according to WVSP.

Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to initial reports, only the trooper was shot responding to a report of a suicidal person.

Numerous law enforcement agencies from Kanawha and Roane counties are on scene late Wednesday night as the suspect has barricaded himself inside the home.


A West Virginia State Police trooper responding to a call of suicidal threats was hit by gunfire Wednesday evening in Roane County.

It happened at a home on Red Oak Run off of Ambler Ridge in Gandeeville.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that the trooper's injuries are non-life-threatening. WSAZ is still working to learn specifics about his injuries.

First responders from Roane and Kanawha counties are responding to the scene.

In addition to the officer shot, a spokesperson with West Virginia State Police, Capt. Reggie Patterson, tells WSAZ that a person is barricaded inside the home and officers are currently dealing with that situation.

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