State Trooper Shot In Pocohontas County, Kills Suspect

In Pocohontas County, a West Virginia state trooper has killed a man who shot him during a pursuit in the woods. Officials say the man first fired a rifle at Pocahontas County Sheriff J.P. Barlow after a car crash on Monday. Then, they say he shot Trooper First Class JM Tallman in the abdomen as officers searched the woods, and Tallman returned fire after being hit, killing the man. Police haven’t released information on the trooper’s condition. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tweeted Tuesday that he and his wife “are praying for Trooper Tallman and his family during this incredibly difficult time.”