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Domestic Violence Suspect Fatally Shot by Police in Nitro


Police say an officer fatally shot a man in a Charleston, West Virginia, suburb after the man fired a gun at him.

Nitro Police Chief Brian Oxley tells media outlets that the officer was responding to a domestic violence complaint when the shooting occurred Saturday night.

Oxley says the man left the scene and went to a boat ramp before the officer arrived. The officer then went to the boat ramp and saw the man standing beside his vehicle.

The police chief says the officer got out of his cruiser and was walking toward the suspect when the man shot at him. The officer returned fire.

The officer wasn’t injured. Police haven’t identified the man or the officer.

Nitro is located about 14 miles northwest of Charleston.