MASON COUNTY, W.Va. — A Mason County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the line of duty early Sunday morning, according to West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Rodney Miller.
It happened around 4:15 a.m. at a home along the 1300 block of Whitten Ridge Road, according to emergency officials.
Investigators say there had been a call that an 81-year-old man shot his caretaker, a female. When deputies entered the home, a deputy was shot in the face, WCHS reported.
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The deputy was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital and then later transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. His name or condition has not been released.
The investigation is now being handled by West Virginia State Police. State police said they did not have the name of the suspect involved in the shooting ready for release, as of Sunday afternoon.
This is a developing story. There were no further details released at the time of the report.