US Marshal, Suspect Killed in W. Virginia Shootout Two other federal marshals were wounded By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Feb 16, 2011 1:38 PM CST 5 comments Comments File photo of a US marshal escorting a suspected Somali pirate into court in Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Newser) – A US marshal is dead and two fellow marshals injured after a gunman opened fire inside his West Virginia house when they tried to serve a warrant. The gunman was killed in the ensuing shootout, reports the Charleston Gazette. Marshals were at the home of a 51-year-old man accused of possessing crack with the intent to distribute and possessing an illegal firearm. When marshals forced open the door, he opened fire with a shotgun, sources tell the paper.