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PA Bill Number: SB897

Title: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms.

Description: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 15, 2019

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West Virginia Self-Defense: Man shot and killed after altercation in Preston County :: 09/30/2019

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV)-- "There was an altercation along the Woolen Mill Road at a residence in Albright," said Chief Deputy Pritt with the Preston County Sheriff's Office.

A man was shot and killed after an altercation Friday evening, according to the Preston County Sheriff's Office.

On Friday night, a house along Woolen Mill Road road was a crime scene after a fight broke out between two family members.

"As a result of the altercation Mr. William French was apparently shot and as a result of being shot died from his injuries," said Pritt.

Chief Deputy Pritt says when deputies arrived on scene 43-year-old William French had been shot by a younger man. Other relatives watching close by.

"There were just two people primarily involved and there were others present."

Pritt says no arrests have been made or charges filed. This is because of the initial indication of the motive gathered at the scene.

"This may have been an act of self defense on the part of the person who shot Mr. French."

According to the report, the shooter did have some injuries and no one else was hurt.

"Domestic calls themselves are a fairly frequent thing, but typically they don't escalate to this point."

It is unclear at this time what kind of gun was used or where on the body the victim was shot.

Stick with 5 News for the latest updates.

ORIGINAL STORY 9/30/19 3:27 PM
A man was shot and killed after an altercation Friday evening, according to the Preston County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office says deputies were told the altercation was between some family members at a house on Woolen Mill Road.

43-year-old William French was shot and killed as a result of the altercation, according to the sheriff's office.

Two people were primarily involved, and others were present, the sheriff's office says. The shooter has not been arrested or charged because the initial determination about the incident was that it may have been an act of self defense.

The sheriff's office says the shooter had some injuries.

According to the sheriff's office, there are no other threats to the area. The scene has been processed and is no longer a working crime scene.

https://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Man-killed-after-shooting-in-Preston-County-561785841.html