- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say one of three deputy U.S. marshals who were shot while attempting to serve a warrant in north-central West Virginia has died, and the suspect also was killed in the shootout.

U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Dave Oney says the shooting occurred at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday as deputy U.S. marshals approach a residence in Elkins.

Oney says the suspect, 50-year-old Charles E. Smith, was killed at the scene.

Oney says one of the deputy marshals died at a hospital, another is being treated and a third was treated and released. Oney didn’t release the deputies’ names.


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