EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Identify Man Shot By Bridgeport Officer At I-79 Rest Stop
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 7, 2013 5:24 PM EDT
Bridgeport, Harrison County , West Virginia
A man shot by Bridgeport police after an apparent domestic dispute at an Interstate 79 rest stop last month has been identified.
Police Chief John Walker said the man that one of his officers shot was Marion County resident Justin Echols, 23.
The Exponent Telegram said police were called to the rest area in the early-morning hours of July 18, and Echols showed a handgun when confronted by police.
Walker said Echols ignored commands to drop the gun and instead raised it. An officer fired one shot, seriously wounding Echols. Officers later found the gun had a full clip and a round in the chamber.
Walker said Wednesday that Echols recovered from his injuries and has been released from a hospital.
He has not been charged with any crime.
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