Incident

8-05-2019 West Virginia 1-1

Location

August 05, 2019


Pocahontas (county), West Virginia
Geolocation: 38.2301, -80.0923

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Participant Characteristics:
    • Law Enforcement
  • Name: State Trooper Josh M. Tallman
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: William Biggs
  • Age: 43
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer shot
  • Officer Involved Shooting - subject/suspect/perpetrator killed

Notes

WV state trooper wounded, returned fire, killed suspect who earlier shot at County Sheriff after car crash, rifle; susp from Marlinton; 38.230057, -80.092305 |

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Rifle
  • Stolen: Unknown