Uncategorized

WV officer fatally shoots unarmed Detroit man who claimed he had gun, threatened to blow up house

A West Virginia police officer fatally shot a man who charged toward him after claiming he had a gun and threatening to blow up a house, authorities said.

ACTIVE SHOOTER REPORTED IN WEIRTON, WEST VIRGINIA; POLICE ON THE SCENE

The Huntington Police Department identified the man as Ahmad Abdulah, 25, of Detroit. City officials said in a statement Wednesday that the officer is on administrative leave while investigators talk to witnesses and review video.

WV PHYSICIAN NAMED FIRST BOARD MEMBER OF NONPROFIT TASKED WITH DELIVERING STATE’S OPIOID SETTLEMENT

The encounter occurred Monday when officers responded to a report of an armed man threatening to shoot someone and destroy a home, and the responding officer said Abdulah was hostile toward him and repeated those threats. He then immediately charged at the officer, the city statement said, without specifying how many times Abdulah was shot. After the shooting, investigators determined he did not have a gun.

LEAVE A RESPONSE

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *