- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police are investigating after an officer shot and wounded a suspect while investigating a report of a stolen car.

A statement from state police says the Fairmont officer fired at 48-year-old Stephen Anthony Haller when he drove the vehicle in an aggressive and threatening manner toward police.

Fairmont Police Chief Steve Shine told the Times West Virginian (http://bit.ly/28ZKO13) that officers were called Wednesday evening to investigate a report of a stolen car in a restaurant parking lot and found the vehicle with two people inside.

Police said Haller was taken into custody and treated at a hospital. Police also took his passenger, 40-year-old Laciana Roush, into custody.

Officials said both will face charges in connection with the stolen vehicle.

The officer was not identified.


Information from: Times West Virginian, http://www.timeswv.com



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