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Suspect in W.Va. trooper shooting dies in shootout

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a man suspected of wounding a West Virginia state trooper has been killed in a shootout with state troopers.

West Virginia State Police said in a news release that 55-year-old William David Dumire was killed Thursday evening after troopers found him hiding in a drain culvert near Kelly Mountain Lodge off of U.S. Route 33 near Elkins.

Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous says there were no other injuries from the shootout.

Authorities say Dumire was suspected of shooting a trooper in Elkins who was interviewing Dumire at a home near Elkins High School.

Cpl. Andrew Loudin, assigned to the crimes against children unit, was listed in stable condition at a hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

Authorities say the school was placed on lockdown as a precaution.


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