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Tragedy Strikes West Virginia: Fatal Shooting Claims 1 Life, Leaves 2 Troopers Injured

Crime scene tape blocks of the area of an apartment complex where authorities say two police officers were shot, leading to a neighborhood search for the suspected gunman, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Decatur, Ga. DeKalb County police Capt. Stephen Fore says both officers suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

As the West Virginia troopers tried to serve Tobias Ganey with an arrest warrant, they were confronted with gunfire.

  • On Sunday night in Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police killed a sixty-year-old man while attempting to execute an arrest warrant.
  • When the troopers attempted to serve the warrant at the man’s residence, they heard gunshots.
  • Both officers were taken to the hospital for emergency care after one was struck once and the other four times.

Authorities said on Monday that a man in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia was killed by state police on Sunday night when they were trying to execute an arrest warrant at a residence when they heard gunfire and returned fire.

Around 11:00 p.m., Tobias Ganey, 60, passed away in Martinsburg. Maj. James Mitchell, chief of staff services for the West Virginia State Police, stated on Sunday.

According to Mitchell’s news release, one trooper underwent surgery for severe injuries, but their condition remained stable.

The incident is being looked into by the state police.

Ganey was located by two officers at a residence, where they made an attempt to serve him with a battery warrant. According to the release, he conversed with the officers upon their arrival but declined to open the door or go outside.

Ganey was killed by the troopers when they forced entry into the house to make an arrest, and both “immediately were struck by bullets” in return. Four officers were struck, and one was struck only once. For emergency care, both soldiers were taken to the hospital.

Fatal Confrontation: Knife-Wielding West Virginia Man Shot by Police While Responding to Domestic Call

The incident happened in St. Albans, West Virginia, on Wednesday, just after midnight.

Authorities reported that a man carrying a knife was shot and killed by police who were responding to a domestic dispute at a residence in West Virginia early on Wednesday.

Shortly after midnight in St. Albans, police from the St. Albans and Nitro departments responded to a call, officials told news outlets.

Chief Deputy Joe Crawford of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office told WCHS-TV that the man was inside the house when the officers tried to get him to leave. When the stun gun failed to subdue the man, an officer shot him, according to Crawford.

The man started moving toward the officers and threatening them with the knife before the shooting took place, according to news reports that used a statement from the St. Albans Police Department.

According to WCHS, a woman at the scene received treatment for minor wounds.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Bureau of Investigation was gathering evidence and conducting the investigation, according to St. Albans Police Chief Marc Gilbert, who spoke with the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Tragic Incident in West Virginia: Man Fatally Shoots 11-Year-Old Girl Before Taking His Own Life

Kenneth Smith shot two more people, critically wounding them.

At a house in southern West Virginia, a man shot an 11-year-old girl dead and injured two more before turning the gun on himself, according to state police.

According to a statement from the police, they were called to a home in Mercer County on Wednesday regarding reports of a male subject holding several people at gunpoint.

According to the statement, when troopers arrived, they discovered an 11-year-old girl and a man who had both died from gunshot wounds. They also discovered a male and female who were suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and body.

After more research, it was discovered that the dead man, Kenneth Smith, was the shooter and had shot himself in the head.

The injured were admitted to the hospital in critical condition. They did not immediately reveal the girl’s identity or theirs.

Prison Escape: Texas Officials Allege Convicted Sex Offender Used Disguise Provided by Mother

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a man serving life without the possibility of parole was apprehended on Monday after breaking out of a prison in southeast Texas. According to officials, the inmate’s mother provided him with some of her clothes to wear, which aided in his escape.

Robert Yancy Jr., 39, was apprehended just after eight in the morning. in Matagorda County, according to Amanda Hernandez, a spokesman for TDCJ.

Hernandez said that after two bystanders recognized Yancy and called the police, Yancy was taken into custody at a park in Palacios, roughly 45 miles west of the Texas Department of Corrections’ Clemens Unit.

Yancy’s conviction for sexual abuse of a child in Victoria County in 2022 resulted in a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Hernandez stated that two persons, including his mother, who were thought to have assisted Yancy in escaping the jail on Sunday afternoon, had been taken into custody.

“She (his mother) came to the unit, and she was wearing a black sweater and a beanie,” Hernandez recalled. “He put that on and was able to leave the unit with her; she just walked out of the unit and left.”

The Brazoria County Pct. claims that. Yancy, 4 Constable Office, drove a white 2021 Nissan Versa out of jail.

The office released a statement saying, “We want to thank everyone involved for working together and capturing this dangerous individual as quickly as possible.”

According to authorities, Russell Williams was charged with criminal intent to escape, and Yancy’s mother, Leonor Priestle, faces a charge of permitting or facilitating an escape. Yancy is charged with felony escape.

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