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State Police: Police Shoot Armed Fugitive

Reported by: Send eMail Elizabeth Noreika
Reported: Jul. 15, 2014 10:21 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 15, 2014 10:30 PM EDT
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Parkersburg , West Virginia

Parkersburg Police open fire on an armed fugitive on the run.

It happened around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop.
Police tried to arrested 42 year old Paul Christopher Johnson..
Police say Johnson pulled out a gun as they tried to arrest him, and then drove off from the scene.

A short time later, police were able to stop Johnson's vehicle once again.
At this time, police say Johnson got out of his SUV and pointed the gun at them in a threatening manner.

The officers responded to the direct threat by firing their service weapons. As a result, Mr. Johnson received multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital and then transferred to a hospital in the Morgantown area for further treatment. This incident is being investigated by the Parkersburg Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.



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