MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (TCD) -- A 29-year-old man was taken into custody following a manhunt over the weekend after he allegedly shot and killed a West Virginia State Police trooper.
According to West Virginia Metro News, on Friday, June 2, at approximately 2:45 p.m., West Virginia State Police responded to a shooting call in Matewan and found 39-year-old Benjamin Baldwin suffering from a gunshot wound. He had reportedly been shot with a rifle and was transported to the Charleston Area Medical Center for treatment.
Sgt. Cory Maynard was one of the troopers who responded to the scene but was shot and killed. State Police Superintendent Col. Jack Chambers told Metro News, "They were ambushed. Sgt. Maynard was hit and wounded. Another trooper that was with him did return fire but did not hit the suspect."