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Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect Captured After Manhunt

A West Virginia State Police officer was killed while responding to a complaint of a shooting on Friday.

Sgt. Cory Maynard as well as two other officers initially responded to a complaint of a shooting at a home on Friday in Mingo County, West Virginia when Timothy Kennedy, 29, allegedly began firing his weapon. Maynard was shot and taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Kennedy is being charged with first-degree murder.

He fled the scene after the alleged incident, triggering what turned into an hours-long manhunt which ended up postponing a graduation ceremony on Friday night, with residents in the area being told to stay inside.

Kennedy was taken into custody on Friday night in a stolen vehicle which was stopped at a law enforcement checkpoint.

He’s being held without bond.

Maynard was previously awarded in 2015 by the state police after administering first aid to a man who was involved in a pursuit and crashed into his vehicle, then stabbing himself in the neck.

Benjamin Adam Baldwin, 39, was also injured during the shooting. He was taken to a local hospital and was in serious but stable condition.

A motive for the shooting is under investigation.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Republican Governor Jim Justice said that he’s “absolutely heartbroken.”

“The brave men and women of law enforcement, and all first responders who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, are an inspiration to us all,” Justice said. “I again ask all West Virginians to join Cathy and I in embracing Trooper Maynard’s family, loved ones, and all of our courageous West Virginians in uniform during this incredibly difficult time.”

  • John says:

    Another dead cop, you can thank the Democrat communist pedophile defund the police antifa and fake victim BLM movements of communist criminal coddling and child sexual predator embracing Judicial System judges and corrupted fascist law enforcement agencies directors and captains who are more worried about protecting their fascist, constitutional hating, paychecks and not the American citizens, time to fully and criminally exposed the government’s luciferian new catch and release anybody but white people law enforcement fascist anti-American anti-constitutional anti-white communist N.W.O luciferian Freedom stripping Gestapo and fascist agenda, this officer lost his life because of the corrupted agency that’s supposed to be protecting him

  • phyllis briggs says:

    SO VERY SORRY. I was originally a Virginian. Been in California since young and As a mother of sons and grandmother of five grandsons. my heart breaks for this loss. Hang in and together family and know us that grieve with you.

  • EZ says:

    stop allowing a POS to make it to the police station for the libs to release, back alley justice

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