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Name released of Va. man shot by Police near Beckley

The West Virginia State Police released the name of the man killed by officers Wednesday near Beckley.

Police shot 36-year-old Matthew Scott Jones, of Culpeper, Virginia.

A call Wednesday morning reported a suspect fleeing from a crash near Dry Hill Road.

Allegedly, Jones stole a truck and was later reported near the Raleigh Mall.

A pursuit after Jones commenced and would cross the border with Fayette County twice. The vehicle eventually quit US Route 19 in Bradley, Raleigh County.

Jones exited the truck with a handgun. A short standoff ceased after officers shot Jones dead.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.



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