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UPDATE: Man released from hospital after standoff, officers shot

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Published: Dec. 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM EST
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UPDATE 1/1/18 @ 4:15 p.m.

A man involved in a lengthy standoff, who investigators say also shot at officers, has been released from the hospital.

Stanley Hoskins Jr., 52, of Gandeeville, is facing attempted murder, domestic battery, domestic assault and malicious assault charges.

WVSP tell WSAZ Hoskins Jr. was released from the hospital Sunday after being treated for hypothermia for several days.

Wednesday, a trooper and deputy were met with gunfire while responding to a domestic violence call in Roane County.

After a long standoff in frigid temperatures, investigators found Hoskins Jr. under the home hiding.

Trooper Zachary Hartley received minor injuries after WVSP say he and Roane County Deputy Mike King were struck in some fashion by gunfire.

Trooper Hartley was treated and released for minor leg wounds from buckshot pellets.

Hoskins Jr. is now booked at the South Central Regional Jail on a $750,000 cash-only bond.


UPDATE 12/28/17 @ 11:25 a.m.

The names of two members of law enforcement shot at after responding to a domestic violence situation have been released.

Trooper Zachary Hartley received minor injuries after WVSP say he and Roane County Deputy Mike King were struck in some fashion by gun fire.

Stanley Hoskins Jr., 52, of Gandeeville, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and malicious wounding.

WVSP say Trooper Hartley and Deputy King responded to the scene in the 200 block of Red Oak Run Road and were met by gunfire when they approached the front door.

After a lengthy situation, Hoskins was found under the house in an attempt to hide himself from officers.

He was then taken into custody without incident.

Troopers say Hoskins was taken to a local hospital for possible hypothermia due to cold conditions at the scene.

Hoskins is also charged with one count each of domestic battery and domestic assault.

Trooper Hartley was treated and released for minor leg wounds from buckshot pellets.

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UPDATE 12/28/17 @ 10 a.m.

A man who allegedly shot and injured a law enforcement officer who was responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday evening in Roane County has been arrested.

Stanley Gordon Hoskins Jr., 52, was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday, about six hours after firing that shot.

Troopers say Hoskins will be charged with two counts of attempted murder and possibly face more charges.

WVSP tell us Hoskins was taken to CAMC General Hospital in Charleston. No word on when the man will be released from the hospital.

Hoskins was found hiding underneath the house. Troopers say Hoskins shot at a trooper and a Roane County deputy as they approached the front door Wednesday evening.

"One officer took approximately 6 shotgun pellets to the upper thigh," First Sgt. O.S. Starsick said. "They were superficial. They didn't penetrate inside the leg, but they brought blood. There was a deputy that had an actual shotgun blast to the bottom of his pants leg, but there were no projectiles that struck him."

The incident happened at a home on Red Oak Run Road off Ambler Ridge south of Gandeeville.

Starsick says after the shot was fired, the officers on scene believed it came from inside the house.

"They just did the safe thing and backed off to where it could be organized for a safer more tactical approach by a special response team from Kanawha County and State Police," Starsick said.

Starsick says the special response team searched the house and the surrounding area but didn't find him quickly.

"They believed he had fled the area," Starsick said. "It just so happens one of the members had looked underneath the house, and it's basically a barn structure up on cut stone foundations with debris and brush growing around it, and they just happened to see him lying underneath there unresponsive to verbal commands. They had to physically pull him out."

Starsick says when the two law enforcement officers arrived around 6 p.m., they thought the suspect had possibly committed suicide, because he'd been threatening to do so earlier in the day.

Starsick says family of the suspect told troopers he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder.

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UPDATE 12/27/17 @ 10:20 p.m.

A report of a suicidal person that resulted in two law enforcement officers being shot Wednesday evening turned out to be a domestic violence situation, West Virginia State Police say.

They say the suspect is 52-year-old Gordon Hoskins Jr.

The incident happened at a home on Red Oak Run off of Ambler Ridge in Gandeeville.

A trooper and a Roane County Sheriff's deputy approached the front door together and were struck "in some fashion related to gunfire," according to WVSP.

Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to initial reports, only the trooper was shot responding to a report of a suicidal person.

Numerous law enforcement agencies from Kanawha and Roane counties are on scene late Wednesday night as the suspect has barricaded himself inside the home.

We also have a crew at the scene.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/27/17

A West Virginia State Police trooper responding to a call of suicidal threats was hit by gunfire Wednesday evening in Roane County.

It happened at a home on Red Oak Run off of Ambler Ridge in Gandeeville.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that the trooper's injuries are non-life-threatening. WSAZ is still working to learn specifics about his injuries.

First responders from Roane and Kanawha counties are responding to the scene.

In addition to the officer shot, a spokesperson with West Virginia State Police, Capt. Reggie Patterson, tells WSAZ that a person is barricaded inside the home and officers are currently dealing with that situation.

We have a crew headed that way.

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