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Deputy shoots man after high speed chase, fight

Dispatchers say a Fayette Co. deputy shot a man during a fight that involved a high-speed chase
Dispatchers say a Fayette Co. deputy shot a man during a fight that involved a high-speed chase(Chaelesse Delpleche)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 7:44 AM EDT
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FAYETTEVILLE , W.Va. (WSAZ) - A police chase that started with reckless driving and topped speeds of 100 miles per hour, ended with a Fayette Co. Sheriff’s deputy shooting a man.

Fayette County 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ it started about 2:30 Tuesday morning on Davis Street in Fayetteville.

A man drove off heading south in a stolen vehicle after the deputy tried to pull him over. The suspect pulled into a gas station and then ran into the woods behind the business.

West Virginia State Police say at some point, there was a fight between the suspect and deputy. The deputy shot the man police say is from New Jersey.

Dispatchers say the suspect was flown to CAMC for treatment. The extent of his injuries is unknown. Deputies say he was released from surgery Tuesday afternoon. No word on his condition.

The officer was not injured.

No names have been released.

Keep checking on WSAZ.com for updates.

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