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Moorefield police officer, wanted suspect shot, wounded

November 19th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports a Moorefield Police officer and a suspect suffered gunshot wounds Thursday afternoon when police arrived at a Clay Street property regarding "a wanted subject in the residence”. According to Moorefield Police, Cpl. Tyler Robinette and the suspect were taken by ambulance to Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg following the 2:45 p.m. incident. Police did not indicate the extent of injures to the wounded officer or the suspect, who was reportedly shot once in the abdomen as he was reportedly armed and continuing to struggle with Robinette and Moorefield Police Lt. Melody Burrows, who fired the shot that subdued the suspect. A news release did not reveal why officers had traveled to the Clay Street property or what information police had developed or received that prompted that visit.The incident reportedly occurred as Robinette was attempting to arrest the suspect, who allegedly pulled a handgun before discharging the weapon, striking Robinette in the arm. The struggle continued by the wounded officer before Burrows fired her service weapon, striking the suspect in the abdomen. Medical aid was administered at the scene prior to the response of first-responders and transport to the Petersburg hospital. West Virginia State Police conducting the investigation.