W.Va. State Trooper Shoots and Kills Suspect in Logan County; Name Released

By: WSAZ News Staff, Andrew Colegrove Email
By: WSAZ News Staff, Andrew Colegrove Email

UPDATE 1/29/14 @ 10 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – West Virginia State Police have identified the man who died in a Wednesday afternoon shooting as Curley Spry of Harts Creek.

Spry, 42, was said to be suicidal when troopers received the call about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com the initial 911 call from Spry’s wife indicated that Spry had a gun and was a threat to the family. After entering the home along Briar Branch Road, WVSP say Spry pointed a handgun at troopers.

That’s when investigators say a trooper "responded to the immediate threat" and fired at Spry, who died from his injury.

The involved trooper was placed on critical incident leave. That trooper's name has not been released.

According to Spry’s wife, her husband had not been taking prescribed medication in the days leading up to Wednesday’s incident and that he was struggling with the recent death of his mother.

"He was a pretty good guy," neighbor Ronnie Dalton said. "If you needed anything you could go to him. He'd help you out. That's the type of person he was."

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/28/14 @ 4 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is dead after he was shot by a West Virginia State Police trooper.

It happened in Harts Creek area Wednesday afternoon.

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com, the man pointed a gun at the trooper.

State Police say the trooper was forced to shoot the man.

No information about what led up to the incident has been released.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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