(07/19/2013)
BRIDGEPORT POLICE SHOOT ARMED MAN - Authorities are investigating an incident that resulted in an officer shooting a man who would not drop his weapon in Bridgeport.

Officers went to a disturbance at a rest area along Interstate 79 just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

A press release says once officers arrived at the scene they found a 23-year-old Marion County man armed with a handgun, and a woman inside of a vehicle.

Officers secured the area and were able to get the female out of the vehicle unharmed, says the news release.

After officers ordered the male to drop his weapon several times, the male raised the handgun in a threatening manner toward police.

According to the news release, an officer then fired one round and hit the man in the upper torso. The man's handgun was then secured.

The man was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia State Police, the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, the Clarksburg Police Department and the W.Va. Department of Highways also responded to the scene.


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