SHOOTING INVESTIGATION Shooting Suspect Surrenders, No One Hurt
Reported by: Teresa Higginbotham
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Jul. 24, 2012 11:36 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 24, 2012 5:53 PM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The suspect in an apparent domestic dispute that police say allegedly shot up a medical facility in Cabell County is now in police custody. "Unfortunately you have people take things to the extreme and you have incidents like this," says, Lt. John Williams with the Huntington Police Department.
He says Jerry Blake, 43, took a gun to the place his estranged wife's office - Cabell Huntington Hospital's 20th Street Medical Professional building - and fired shots about 8:30am Tuesday. No one was hurt, and Blake did surrender at his home along Cedar Street after about a twenty-minute long standoff with police. Lt. Williams says, "Fortunately Mr. Blake did not turn in a threatening manner toward the officers which held off any actions by the officers."
Blake was arraigned in Cabell County Magistrate Court around noon Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment and one count of domestic assault.