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
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.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
US Marshal, Suspect Killed in W. Virginia Shootout is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 5 comments
Feb 16, 2011 3:48 PM CST
All the marshalls needed to do was call BATF. They would have shown up with 20 guys, shot up the place and celebrated by having a cold beer. Net result is we wouldnt have lost a U S Marshall.
Feb 16, 2011 2:27 PM CST
Why did they have to enter the home and get a marshal killed? He will need food sometime so wait for him to come out.
Feb 16, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Come on what is up with this photo is this best you can do as a journalist. A US Marshal escorting a Somali Pirate.