HURRICANE, W.Va. — State police have released the name of the man who was shot and killed by Hurricane police earlier this week.
According to troopers, Kevin Shawn Hanson, 42, of Huntington, died early Monday morning near the intersection of state Route 34 and U.S. Route 60.
Police said Hanson was speeding and refused to stop for police. After a short pursuit, he allegedly began shooting at officers who returned fired.
Hurricane Police Department Sgt. Phillip Armentrout was shot in the leg but was released from the hospital. A second officer was injured when he fell over an embankment.