Officials: Upshur County deputy shot; I-79 lanes closed near Weston

An Upshur County deputy was injured in a shooting Thursday morning, officials said. (Bing Maps)

An Upshur County deputy was injured in a shooting Thursday morning, officials said.

The scene where a deputy was shot and the suspect “down” on Interstate 79 at Weston.

The scene where a deputy was shot and the suspect was “down” on Interstate 79 at Weston.
Sta photo by Becca Young

Officials said the deputy was shot while assisting Lewis County deputies in an incident. No information was immediately available on the deputy’s condition.

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The northbound lanes of Interstate 79 near the Weston exit are currently closed due to the incident. One southbound lane is also closed.

A social media post from Buckhannon Mayor Robbie Skinner.

The suspect was neutralized after the deputy was shot.

Officers responded around 10:45 a.m. in the vicinity of the U.S. 33/48 exit of Interstate 79.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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