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Man Shot by W.Va. Trooper After Aiming Gun at Officer

W.Va. State Police

State police say a trooper shot and wounded a Nicholas County man after he aimed a gun at the officer.

Lt. Michael Baylous says the shooting occurred Wednesday at 64-year-old Floyd A. Graham’s residence in Muddlety.

Several troopers and members of a regional drug task force went to the residence to serve a search warrant. Baylous says Graham had a gun in his hand when officers encountered him in the residence.

Baylous says Graham refused to drop the gun and then aimed it at a trooper. The trooper shot Graham once in the chest.

After Graham was shot, Baylous says he fired the gun multiple times at the officers. He then was taken into custody and was taken to a Charleston hospital.

Baylous says Graham remains in stable condition.