HARTS CREEK, W.Va. — An investigation is underway after a State Police Trooper shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon in Logan County.
The shooting happened at about 1:30 p.m. in the Briar Branch community near Harts Creek.
State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said a trooper was dispatched to the home of Curly Spry after getting reports he was standing outside with a gun and threatening to commit suicide.
Baylous said Spry, 42, made the first move.
“Mr. Spry had a handgun and he raised it and pointed it at the trooper and he left the trooper with no other action to take other than to respond with deadly force.”
Baylous said he’s not sure if it was a suicide by cop case.
“It probably happens more than we realize. Many times, for whatever reason, people have the intent to commit suicide and can’t go through with it and they get the police involved with it,” Baylous said.