(12/05/2012)
POLICE SHOOT SUSPECT NEAR ELKINS - West Virginia State Police say a standoff is over after troopers shot and killed a shooting suspect near Elkins. A shooting victim was able to call 911 for help and the victim was taken to the hospital.

A standoff ensued between police and the shooter, who remained inside the home.

State Police say the suspect eventually came out of the house with a weapon, posing a threat. He was shot and killed.

The nearby Coalton Elementary School was locked down as a precaution after the first shooting. School officials say children were never in danger and were allowed to go home before the standoff ended.

THREATS SPREAD ON SOCIAL MEDIA KEEPS STUDENTS HOME - Several hundred students did not attend school at Morgantown High School Tuesday after word of a potential shooting spread on social media.

Monday evening, a message sent on Twitter that said a potential shooting would occur on Tuesday at Morgantown High, according to Dr. Frank Devono, superintendent for Monongalia County Schools. The Monongalia County Board of Education alerted Morgantown Police to the incident.

After an investigation, Devono said a message was sent to Morgantown High School parents alerting them that it was safe for students to attend school Tuesday.

The Morgantown Police Department is investigating and said they are investigating the threat.

LOGAN MAN SHOOTS AT TROOPERS - A man was arrested in Logan Tuesday morning after police say he shot at West Virginia State troopers and then barricaded himself inside his home.

Police said they were called to John Curtis Watkins' home for an attempted suicide, and when troopers arrived at his home, he fired a gun at officers and then refused to come out.

Emergency dispatchers were able to get Watkins on the phone and persuade him to come out of his home, after which he was taken into custody.

He has been charged with wanton endangerment.

WVU STUDENT STABBED - The Morgantown Police Department is investigating a stabbing of a WVU student on Van Voorhis Road.

Police said a disturbance led to Nicholas Ashley, 24, receiving a stab wound to the abdomen. She was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

PARKERSBURG MAN THREATENS TO SHOOT OFFICERS - Following an interview with Bradley Eugene Draper and recovery of alleged stolen items, officers left the scene to continue their investigation, according to Sgt. Greg Collins.

A short time later, Draper allegedly phoned the 911 Center and threatened to shoot law enforcement if they were found on his property again, according to the report.

Officers returned to the residence, finding Draper standing at the door. Officers took cover and gave verbal commands for Draper to show his hands, which were allegedly answered with a profane refusal, says the report.

Draper allegedly turned and began to enter his residence with officers deploying a taser and taking him into custody without further incident. Draper was taken to CCMC for medical clearance prior to processing and incarceration.

Draper was charged with obstructing, possession of stolen property, and reporting a false emergency. He was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court.


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