Pursuit ends with police shooting suspect

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A man is dead following a destructive high speed pursuit with local law enforcement in Harrison County.

Sheriff Albert Marano said the pursuit started in Clarksburg.  Apparently a woman called 911 after becoming concerned about a vehicle follow her.  Police tried to pull over the vehicle when he jumped onto U.S. Route 50 to flee.  The chase then went onto I-79.

Marano said the suspect rammed a vehicle on the interstate trying to get away and rammed several sheriff’s department vehicles.  When he spun out on the highway deputies tried to pen him in, but the driver hit the gas and headed straight for a deputy’s cruiser.  Deputies drew their weapons and started shooting.

The suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, was killed.  Marano said they found a gun in the man’s vehicle.

The investigation into the case continues.

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