Mercer County man dies following police-involved shooting

Princeton Shooting
Princeton Shooting(WVVA)
Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 12:09 PM EDT
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Officers with the Princeton Police Department responded to the area of North 5th Street after receiving report of a male causing a disturbance on an ATV.

Once they arrived, the complainant showed the officers the damage done to her property and where the ATV was located.

When the officers attempted to make contact with the 43 year-old male suspect, the suspect became highly agitated and aggressive towards officers.

Officers attempted to place the suspect into custody, at which time he charged officers swinging an aluminum baseball bat.

The officer that was attacked and nearly struck with the bat then discharged his departmental firearm.

The officers attempted life saving measures until the Princeton Rescue Squad arrived on scene.

The suspect was transported to Princeton Community Hospital and later died from his injury.

The West Virginia State police has been requested to investigate the shooting and the two Princeton Police Officers involved have been placed on administrative leave per departmental policy.

The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday evening.

WVSP confirmed that the shooting occurred around 9 p.m. after the Princeton police responded to a call on North Fifth Street.

According to authorities, a Mercer County man is dead following the incident.

The investigation is still on-going, we will inform you on any new updates as they come in.

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