REYNOLDSVILLE, W.Va. — A convicted felon was shot by a Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy after he pulled a gun on the officer Thursday.

The incident happened around 7:40 p.m. Thursday along Gladys Hollow Road in Reynoldsville.

Police were patrolling the area when they spotted Raymond Bell, 59, who had an outstanding warrant. Bell then led the deputy on a foot chase through a patch of woods.

“As they got up onto a dirt road, Bell pulled a gun, and the deputy has no choice but to fire on him,” Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny said.

The deputy, whose name is not released, was not injured in the incident.

Bell was airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital. There is no update on his condition.

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