UPDATE: Suspect from officer involved shooting dies from injuries


UPDATE: August 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (WVNS) — According to West Virginia State Police, the suspect from an officer involved shooting has died from injuries he sustained during the incident.

Kevin Eugene Norris, 50, of Beckley was the man involved in the shooting incident.

Stick with 59News while the incident remains under investigation by the West Virginia State Police.

UPDATE: August 18, 2021 at 11:51 p.m. (WVNS) — According to West Virginia State Police, Rural Acres Drive in Beckley has reopened after a shooting involving a Raleigh County Deputy.

No further details about the investigation have been released. Stays with 59News for more on this developing story.


RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — Rural Acres Drive in Beckley was closed Wednesday night after an officer involved shooting.

According to Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter, a deputy was involved in the shooting at a residence on Rural Acres Drive. One person was taken to the hospital. Further information about the person’s identity or their condition is not being released at this time. The deputy involved is okay, according to the Sheriff.

Sheriff Van Meter said West Virginia State Police is investigating, and the Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau will assist in the investigation.

As of 10:30 p.m., Rural Acres Drive in Raleigh County is closed, and the scene is under investigation.

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