MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An autopsy, neighbor interviews and the analyzing of firearms are the next steps for police investigating a deputy involved shooting in Morgantown.
City police, leading the investigation that involved Monongalia County Sheriff’s Deputies, released the name of the man shot at 1043 Charles Avenue Thursday.
David Romonaski, 48, was killed in his home while police were executing search and arrest warrants in a first degree robbery investigation.
Police said 2 women and a teenage boy were in the home and complied with the 10 deputies, 7 in uniform and 3 in plain clothes.
Investigators believe the shots fired on Romonaski were from one deputy although the number of times fired was not released Friday as the investigation continues.
Romonaski was armed with a shotgun and handgun at the time of the shooting according to police.
He died at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
An autopsy is scheduled by the WV State Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston.
Romonaski’s family has been notified of his death.
Police expect several more days of interviews. A release from Police Chief Ed Preston indicated further updates would not be available until next week.