UPDATE:  Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards identified the wounded officer as Sgt. Phillip Armetrout.  He was treated and released this morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington with a gunshot wound to the leg.

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. — A Putnam County police officer was said to be in stable condition early Monday morning after a reported shooting late Sunday night that ended with a suspect dead.

Investigators said there was a chase before the unidentified suspect wrecked a vehicle near the intersection of Route 60 and Route 34 in Putnam County.

It was there that a Hurricane police officer was shot in the leg while approaching the vehicle, according to early reports.

The suspect was killed in return fire from both Hurricane Police and responding deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

MetroNews’ Chris Lawrence reported investigators were still at the crime scene as of 3:30 a.m. Monday.

State Police were investigating.  Internel investigations were also underway on Monday morning within the Hurricane Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

This story will be updated.

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