Man facing charges after firing shots at Deputies

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PINCH, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says Christopher Patrick Young, 51, of Pinch is facing charges after firing shots at deputies early Saturday morning.

Deputies were called a little after 3:30 a.m. Saturday to Sawyer Drive in Pinch for a disturbance.

When arriving on scene, Young pointed a shotgun at the Deputy's cruiser while also making threats, the deputy backed away and waited for backup.

After more deputies arrived on scene Young fired shots at them with handguns and shotguns.

Those gunshots were heard by a few neighbors nearby, including neighbor Becky Mandirola.

"About a half an hour went by and then I heard gunshots, about ten in succession very rapidly, bam, bam, bam, bam and so I called 911," said Mandirola. "I was very concerned and as I was talking to the operator on the phone, I heard five more gunshots."

The SWAT Team then came to the home in an armored vehicle to protect them. They later found Young in his driveway and arrested him.

Deputies did not fire back at Young during the incident.

"I was really glad that I wasn't alone last night, I felt pretty secure in the house and I knew the police officers were out there but people going off like that, is a little scary," Mandirola tells WSAZ.

No one was injured as a result but Young was taken to the hospital for evaluation and is facing six counts of wanton endangerment.