Two Nicholas County deputies are in satisfactory condition at the hospital following a deadly standoff with an elderly man over the weekend.
As of Monday morning, Deputy Buddy Stapleton is listed in satisfactory condition. Deputy Tommy Allison is listed as ‘under evaluation’, according to Charleston Area Medical Center.
Stapleton was shot in the leg and Allison was shot in the face during a four-hour long standoff, according to West Virginia State Police.
On Saturday, deputies responded to complaints of an argument between a neighbor and 84-year-old John Evans.
Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said Evans shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Allison arrive a short time later for back-up. Evans also shot him, causing injuries to his stomach and face.
Two Nicholas County deputies were shot by an elderly man in the area of Craigsville during a shootout.
According to P. K. Milam, Nicholas County Prosecutor, 84-year old John Evans had an argument with a neighbor who then called 911 at about 9 AM Saturday.
West Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous tells 13 News that Deputy Buddy Stapleton first responded to the call. When Stapleton arrived, Evans shot him in the leg.
Baylous also tells us that when backup arrived, Deputy Tommy Allison was shot in the face.
CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va., July 6 (UPI) — A 5-hour standoff with an 84-year-old West Virginia man who wounded two deputies ended Saturday when police shot and killed him, authorities said.