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Sheriff: More Information Next Week on Police Shooting


The Monongalia County sheriff says more information will be released next week on the fatal police shooting of a Morgantown woman.

Christie Cathers was killed by police gunfire June 5. Two deputies have been on paid administrative leave since the shooting.

The Dominion Post said it has requested video taken by police and the 911 tapes of the incident. Police have refused, citing an investigation.

Investigators have said 45-year-old Cathers attempted to run down a deputy with her vehicle before she was shot. They had been pursuing Cathers after witnesses said she displayed a knife to some residents and demanded that a teenager get into her vehicle.

Sheriff Al Kisner said Friday his office and Mon County Prosecuting Attorney Marcia Ashdown will hold a joint press conference next week.