HINTON, W.Va. — Two police officers shot and killed a man early Saturday morning in Hinton after he had allegedly assaulted his ex-wife with a knife and stabbed her boyfriend.

State Police spokesman Lt. Mike Baylous said Shane Gumm refused to drop the knife and made aggressive moves toward a State Trooper and Summers County sheriff’s deputy before they shot him.

The trooper and deputy arrived moments earlier at 105 Miller Ave. where they met Mika Gumm. She told them her ex-husband Shane Gumm had broken into the house, attacked her and stabbed her boyfriend Rick Cline. She said she grabbed a .22 caliber pistol and shot Gumm before leaving the house.

Lt. Baylous said when the two officers entered they heard Cline crying for help and spotted Gumm in the hallway between them and the victim. He said Gumm refused to put down the “large hunting knife” and made a move toward the officers who shot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mika Gumm suffered several cut injuries. Cline was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center and is in critical condition. He was stabbed multiple times in the stomach.

Mika Gumm had a protective order against her ex-husband.

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Comments

  • el

    Mika got pregnant with Rick's baby in Janurary. She was still married to Shane Gumm. They only broke up last Oct.

  • Stacy

    Is Rick ok?

  • Reality check

    So glad the restraining order worked....

  • Hillbilly

    Oh, and about trigger-happy cops? Society has made some of them that way. There have been way too many times a cop pulled someone over for speeding and got shot.. that makes them wary.. anyone makes a move toward them, its going to be self defense first.. and I cannot fault them.

  • Hillbilly

    JC, Hopefully it will never happen, but if the time ever comes that you get into some similar situation, someone trying to kill you for whatever reason, I think you will be mighty GLAD to see a policeman show up to protect you... no matter what you think of him.

  • sam

    oug, oug , oug a protective order. Really surprised it didn't work.

  • ex-law

    who would attempt to make contact with someone holding a knife that had already used it and not be ready to end the threat...thats it folks there is no shoot to injure or shoot to kill...only shoot to end the threat...that means if your training was/ is not that great and you miss a shot in the chest and strike an arm and the threat stops....guess what..... you stop....if you shoot in the chest and the threat keeps coming you shot again...thats it..not rocket science only protecting people..be it one or one million....

  • Col.klink

    Being a law enforcement office is one of the toughest jobs in the world , these officers place their life on the line everyday, if the perk had a knife and threatened the safety of the police or the man he had stbbed several times ,'HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED!

  • JC

    Chuch; The term "X" Wife...yeah she wasnt still married; however Kline is married to another woman...while this is going on.....

  • Andy

    Uh, you're brainless...

  • arp

    We need more knife-control laws! No right to bear knives! (Ha!)

  • tb

    There used to be a time in this country where law enforcement was truly respected. Years of corrupt officers, well have certainly changed that perspective. WE still have tons of great officers to be respected. But yers, police powers have waaayyy overstepped their boundaries in this country. And we, the people are now scared and far from the respecting those powers. Any one can be shot down now, without cause n the name of the law...One thing for sure only 3 people know exactly how it went down....everyone on here back and forth back and forth wasn't there, don't know for sure what happened. Used to be a time in this country where people could speak their own opinios without fighting and name calling...guess that's gone too....lots of sadness here.....now i am not saying that i even have an opinion on what happened cause i dont cause like everyone else i wasnt there either....

    • Jeffrey Cline

      That was my uncle. I hope you die. That man deserved it.

  • JC

    My, who is the hater now...FACTS are you don't know the facts. You are over reacting, and emotionally out of control, name calling. Name calling is a sure sign of emotional immaturity...well overall immaturity. You like cops gunning down people; wait til they do it to your family. You don't know the facts, you don't know me but yet you call me names and label me as a hater; what happened to free speech; oh that was taken away as well? Are You aware of the laws and recent changes for the power law enforcement has now? I doubt that you are an educated person. You make that arguement clear. You weren't there either. I suggest you educate yourself to the new age powers of law enforecment; You need to wake up. You support whom ever you chose; while I still have a few rights left; I will freely do the same....even if that means I do not support multiple law enforecment people gunning down one man with a knife....that's my right. I will also chose to not lower my intelligent level to call anyone, including you names.

  • zero tolerance

    Lethal force being used when faced with an edged weapon that was already to have been determined to have been used on a victim is justifiable in any Use of Force Continuum.

    There are no other mitigating circumstances.

  • Martinsburg Resident

    JC... you are just another pathetic police hater! Your jealousy is obvious. 99.9% of police officers are great people and serving for the right reasons. Just like society the police profession has a few bad apples. Unlike other professions, most bad police officers are identified and dealt with. I SUPPORT OUR POLICE OFFICERS! You certainly weren't there & have no clue how hard thier job is... You are PATHETIC!

    • edog355

      99.9% of police are not "great people and serving for the right reasons". Your fabricated statistic is totally wrong to the point of being almost comical.

    • Todd

      So Martinsburg, how doe's boot leather taste?

    • Silas Lynch

      Martinsburg, please stop the nonsense. 99.9% of cops are good people? ridiculous! Law Enforcement Industry, and that's right, I called it an industry, enjoy no better ratio of good vs. bad than our society-- maybe even a worse ratio.

      Fewer police officers today understand, respect and follow the Constitution of the United States then ever before in our history.