Police ID suspect fatally shot by West Virginia deputies

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff's department has named a suspect who was fatally shot by deputies while they attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2bDUxut ) reports that 82-year-old Darrel K. Hetrick was shot at his Morgantown home.

Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner said Hetrick was the subject of the arrest warrant. He says Hetrick confronted the deputies with a handgun and threatened to shoot them early Saturday, and deputies shot Hetrick in self-defense.

The warrant involved the violation of a protective order stemming from domestic incidents involving Hetrick's wife.

The sheriff's office says the names of the deputies involved won't be released during an investigation. Chief Deputy Perry Palmer says Hetrick was white. Palmer didn't release the deputies' races.

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