W.Va. sheriff shot to death, suspect in custody

April 3, 2013 • National News

West Virginia State Police Capt. David Nelson speaks at a news conference about the fatal shooting of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Williamson, W.Va. (AP Photo/Williamson Daily News, Kyle Lovern) MANDATORY CREDIT

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A new sheriff who was cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia’s coalfields was shot to death Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, and State Police said the suspect was in a hospital with gunshot wounds inflicted by a deputy who chased him.

Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum died of his wounds, but State Police Capt. David Nelson didn’t say how many times he was shot or offer many other details as two dozen law enforcement officers gatheLogin to read more

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