(06/17/2009)
MAN "KNOWS NOTHING" AFTER BEING SHOT - A man who was shot late Monday on Charleston's West Side refused to tell police how or why the incident happened.

Police said Carlos Bego, 35, of South Charleston, was "extremely uncooperative" when questioned about the shooting.

Bego, well-known to Charleston Police, was standing outside a house when he was shot and hit in the leg.

Bego's injuries were not life-threatening. He was taken to a local hospital.

PANHANDLE WOMAN DEAD IN HOSTAGE SITUATION - A woman is dead and the man accused of holding her hostage for more than 27 hours is in custody.

A standoff with police ended at about 2:30 p.m. Monday in Berkeley County.

The deceased woman is 35-year-old Katherine Nicole Sharpe.

Few details are available about what exactly happened in the home near Hedgesville.

"We did deploy some gas into the house," State Police Captain R.A. Blair said after confirming the death of the woman and the arrest of the suspect.

He has been identified as 37 year old Donald Berkley Surber from Winchester, Virginia.

The woman's daughter was able to escape the home and called 911 from a neighbor's house.

Police said there is a history of domestic violence at the home.

Residents in the area had been evacuated as a precaution and the American Red Cross set up a shelter at Hedgesville High School.


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