POINT PLEASANT, WV (WOWK) – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 UPDATE: A sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face in West Virginia has been released from the hospital. Authorities on Tuesday said Mason County Deputy Matt McCormick has been allowed to return home after the shooting Sunday.
McCormick was hit as he tried to arrest an 81-year-old man who was accused of shooting a family member at his rural home. The suspect has been charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment and malicious wounding.
A court clerk says he hasn’t yet hired a lawyer. The West Virginia State Police are investigating.
UPDATE: A Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot in the face early Sunday morning, according to West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Rodney Miller.
State Police say that at around 4:10 a.m., deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department responded to Whitten Ridge Road in Milton, W.Va., to continue an investigation into a shooting that occurred earlier this date. Deputies were attempting to apprehend, the suspect, Robert McKinley Glenn, 81, for charges stemming from the shooting of a family member.
Deputies were confronted by the suspect, who fired multiple shots toward the officers. One of the deputies was injured during the exchange of gunfire and was transported to the hospital for what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. The suspect surrendered shortly thereafter and was arrested for malicious wounding and attempted murder. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was injured during a shooting incident early Sunday morning.
The deputy has been transported to an area hospital. His name and the extent of his injuries have not been released at this time.
This is a developing story, and we will continue to update you as the investigation continues.