Roane County deputy’s actions in shooting ruled “necessary”

SPENCER, W.Va. — The Roane County Sheriff’s Department determined an officer-involved shooting in Roane County was justified after conducting an initial review of the deputy’s body cam footage. The deputy shot and killed a person on Saturday.

Sheriff Philip Dever released a statement Monday on the weekend incident, saying the actions of the deputy were, “warranted, appropriate and necessary.”

West Virginia State Police will investigate the incident further. Dever said the sheriff’s office will fully cooperate with State Police in it’s investigation.

The deputy is currently on leave following the shooting.

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