CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face is not believed to have life-threatening injuries, a sheriff said.
Mason County Deputy Matt McCormick was shot Sunday while attempting to arrest a man at a rural home, Sheriff Greg Powers told news outlets. The charges stemmed from a shooting incident from the previous day, Powers said.
Powers said later Sunday that McCormick’s condition was stable. On Monday, Powers said McCormick was expected to be released from a hospital.
Powers didn’t return several phone messages from The Associated Press.
McCormick and other deputies were trying to enter a rural home where a female caretaker had been shot and wounded Saturday. State Police Sgt. Joe Finnicum said the suspect then allegedly fired several shots at the deputies, who returned fire.