CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A local attorney remains hospitalized after an hours-long standoff Monday morning when he fired multiple shots in and around his home before being rushed to the emergency room with self-inflicted injuries, authorities said.
Lori Bramble frantically called 911 at 9:13 a.m. Monday when her husband, Mark Bramble, 49, allegedly began firing shots in their home at 105 Cornwall Lane in the Sherwood Forest subdivision of South Hills.
"She did not feel he was trying to hurt her, but she said early on that he said, 'There's someone in here trying to get me,'" said Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster said in a press conference Monday.
Police say Bramble had multiple weapons, including handguns, shotguns and rifles at his home. Gunfire erupted multiple times during the episode, which lasted more than three hours.
Bramble shot in his home, outside of his home, across the street and at police officers.
Webster said some, if not all, of Bramble's injuries were self-inflicted.
"We took a sworn statement from the paramedics that while he was being transported to the hospital, Mr. Bramble told the paramedics that he shot himself in the head," Webster said Monday.
Webster said Bramble has not yet been arrested because he's in the hospital, but charges are pending for when he is released.
"I hear he's going to live, which is a good thing," Webster said. "There will be a court appearance for Mr. Bramble when he's released. We do have charges we're going to file on him."