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Man shot, killed in Morgantown was same man wanted for shooting Bluefield officer

Gray was wanted for attempted capital murder

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.UPDATE

Authorities have confirmed that the man shot and killed by U.S. marshals in Morgantown Wednesday was Donquale Gray, according to the Morgantown Police Department. 

Gray, 25, was wanted for the attempted capital murder of a Bluefield, Virginia police officer. He shot the 29-year-old police officer on the night of Feb. 16 during a traffic stop on Route 460 near Exit 3 in the town of Bluefield, Virginia, according to police.   

The officer has been released from the hospital, and he is not being identified for his safety. 


ORIGINAL STORY

A man wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer has been shot and killed by U.S. marshals in Morgantown, West Virginia, according to 12WBOY

Authorities say they were trying to arrest the suspect after they received a shots-fired call from College Avenue around 12:18 p.m. No officers were harmed during the incident. 

According to the Morgantown Police Department, the suspect shot his gun while running away from authorities and at least one member of the U.S. marshals service shot back. The suspect was then found dead at the scene.  

U.S. marshals have not released the name of the suspect who was killed. 

As a result of the incident, nearby schools were placed on lockdown and alerts were sent to West Virginia University students warning them to stay away from the area campus. Nearby homes were also evacuated as a precaution. 

Authorities say they did go into a house, located at 1113 College Avenue, to ensure no one inside the home was injured or associated with the incident. 

Below is a statement from Alex Neville, chief deputy U.S. marshal: 

"The Morgantown Police Department is the lead investigative agency on this incident. The U.S. Marshals Service will also conduct an internal review after the Morgantown PD completes its investigation. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Marshals Service will not release the names of deputy marshals involved in shooting incidents, until the conclusion of all investigations surrounding the incident.”


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