A fugitive that was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for trying to kill a police police officer was shot and killed by the Marshals. The members of the Marshall service were Attempting to locate the suspect in the area of College Avenue around 12:15 p.m. The Marshalls located the located the suspect with a loaded handgun, however the suspect took off on foot.
During the foot pursuit, the suspect fired several shots at the officers, the Marshall service returned fired, killing the suspect on scene.The Morgantown Police Department, West Virginia University Police Department, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police all responded to the area on Thursday. Police say due to the danger to the immediate community, Falling Run Road and College Avenue were closed. Houses in the vicinity of the suspected residence that the suspect was coming from were evacuated for the safety and well-being of the occupants. The Morgantown Police Department Special Response Team conducted a tactical entry at 1133 College Avenue to make sure that there were no injuries, other suspects or armed individuals associated with this case.
Police offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to Gray's arrest. Police say Gray shot a 29-year-old Bluefield, VA Police Officer February 16th during a traffic stop on Route 460 near Exit 3 in the town of Bluefield, Virginia. The officer survived his wounds and is still recovering.