BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Bridgeport police shot and wounded an armed suspect early Thursday morning at a rest stop along Interstate 79 in Harrison County.
Officers were called to the southbound rest area in Bridgeport at 3:23 a.m. Thursday. They arrived to find a man and a woman in a vehicle. The man was armed with a handgun.
Police managed to safely remove the woman from the car and get bystanders to safety. Police said officers repeatedly ordered the suspect to drop the weapon. However, when he raised the gun in a threatening manner, an officer fired one shot, hitting the suspect in the chest.
The man was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital where he was in critical condition.
The name of the suspect hasn’t been released. Authorities are unsure what caused the disturbance and the shooting remains under investigation.