VIDEO: State trooper shot and killed, suspect in custody

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A 29-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a West Virginia state trooper is in police custody, according to the ATF’s Louisville Office.

Law enforcement responded to a shooting complaint in Mingo County, West Virginia, on Friday where they encountered Timothy Kennedy who began shooting at police. Troopers said they were met with gunfire when they responded to a shooting complaint near Matewan.

A trooper was fatally shot in the ensuing gunfire.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said, “I am absolutely heartbroken tonight to report that Sergeant Cory Maynard of the West Virginia State Police was fatally wounded in an incident this afternoon near Matewan.”

“The brave men and women of law enforcement, and all first responders who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, are an inspiration to us all,” Justice continued.

To honor the fallen trooper, the governor’s office has ordered all U.S. and West Virginia flags to be flown at half staff.


Eyewitness News tweeted, “The body of Sgt. Cory Maynard is taken from Logan Regional Medical Center to the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office. REACTIONS.” WATCH:

Reporter Ava Rash tweeted a picture of Maynard’s killer, Timothy Kennedy.

Kanawha County Commissions tweeted, “The Kanawha County Commission sends their thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and fellow members of the WV State Police of Sgt. Cory Maynard who lost his life in the line of duty yesterday.”

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