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Domestic Violence Dispute in Hinton leads to one Dead and Another in Critical Condition

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HINTON - West Virginia State Police confirmed Saturday that one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a domestic violence dispute in Hinton early this morning. 

A Trooper assigned to the Hinton Detachment along with a Summers County Deputy Sheriff responded to a 911 domestic complaint at 105 Miller Avenue, in Hinton in and upon arriving at the scene, officers were met in the street by Mika Gumm.  Ms. Gumm advised that her ex-husband, Shane E. Gumm, had broken into her house, stabbed her boyfriend, Rick Cline, and then assaulted her with the knife.  Just before exiting the residence, Ms. Gumm was able to retrieve a .22 caliber pistol and wound Mr. Gumm.
 
The officers entered the residence and located Mr. Gumm in a hallway brandishing a large hunting knife.  In the background, cries for help could be heard from Mr. Cline but he could not be seen by the officers.  Mr. Gumm was ordered to drop the hunting knife so the officers could get to Mr. Cline and provide assistance.  Mr. Gumm refused to comply and made aggressive moves toward the officers resulting in both officers firing their service weapons. Mr. Gumm received fatal wounds and died as a result of his injuries.
 
During the incident, Ms. Gumm received a laceration to her hand and injuries to her feet.  Mr. Cline received multiple, severe lacerations to his abdomen and ear.  He was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center for treatment.  He is believed to be in critical condition.  Neither officer was injured.  A protective order was in place against Mr. Gumm at the time of this incident.