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One Killed In Upshur Police Chase

  A hit and run accident turned into a deadly sequence in Upshur County with one man shot to death. It all started with the report of a hit and run around 5 o'clock today in Big Sandy, police tell us no one was hurt in that accident. But three men took off in a truck. Headed down highway 80, into Upshur county. Upshur county officers caught up with the suspect's vehicle at Highway 80 and Carrington Road, half way between Big Sandy and Gladewater.

  The truck drove down Carrington Lane, where they were cornered by a Gladewater officer, and the Upshur County Sheriff's Department. Authorities tell us two passengers appeared to surrender. The driver bolted away, and shots were fired. One suspect, who was already handcuffed, ran into a wooded area as well, but was apprehended after a short chase. But the exchange of gunfire ended whatever chance one suspect had of freedom.

"There were several shots fired during the incident , one man died of apparent gunshot wounds , one suspect remained at the scene, while a 3rd suspect still handcuffed ran into a wooded area this suspect was arrested a short time later after a brief manhunt" said Upshur County Sheriff Anthony Betterton.

     The Sheriff told us the officer who shot the suspect felt he was in "imminent danger". The two other suspects remain in custody at the Upshur County jail, with charges pending against them. There were no other injuries in the incident. The names of the suspects are expected to be released tomorrow.

   Bob Hallmark reporting.

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