Crews respond to shooting Thursday

GRAFTON—One male patient was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital following a shooting, Thursday afternoon.

According to Fire Chief Dave Crimm, crews were called to the scene after a single male victim was shot at approximately 2:50 p.m., on E. Washington Street, in Grafton. 

Taylor County Prosecuting Attorney John Bord reported, a Grafton City Police officer shot a man in self-defense who came after him with a butcher knife.

According to Bord, the suspect, who is still unknown at this time, approached another officer in the middle deck of the city parking grarage and attempted to stab him in the back. The officer fought abck against the suspect who fled on foot.

Another officer made contact with the suspect, who then tried to stab the police officer repeatedly, before the officer shot the suspect in self defense.

The patient was transported to Grafton City Hospital before being flown by HealthNet.

The Grafton Fire Department, Grafton City Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, Flemington EMS, Taylor County EMS and the West Virginia State Police, all responded to the scene.

The West Virginia State Police are investigating the incident.

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