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Two fugitives involved in officer-involved shooting in Fayette County

PAX, W.Va. — Two fugitives were the subjects of an officer-involved on Thursday afternoon in Fayette County.

According to the US Marshals Office, the Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division (CUFFED) Task Force attempted to serve a warrant at 283 Horse Creek Road near Pax around 1:30 p.m.

As the task force team members entered the residence, they observed two subjects with firearms barricade themselves inside a bedroom. CUFFED Task Force then requested the assistance of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT Team.

Before the SWAT Team could arrive, one of the subjects exited the bedroom with a firearm and pointed it in the direction of the officers. According to the US Marshals Office, a Deputy Marshal responded to the immediate threat and shot the subject. First aid was provided to the subject and he was transported to the hospital.

The second subject was taken into custody in a bedroom following a brief struggle. The US Marshals Office said it was learned that both subjects were fugitives, one from the Western District of Virginia and the other from Chicago, Illinois.

The warrant was referred to USMS by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the Western District of Virginia.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting.

As of Thursday evening, the names of the two fugitives were not released.

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