He was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital with self-inflicted injuries. He underwent surgery and was arrested immediately upon his release from the hospital.
Bramble worked as an assistant attorney general for the employment programs division in the Attorney General's Office for a little more than a year, but gave his notice of resignation a week before the shooting. It was to go into effect Aug. 30.
Plants said in previous statements that Charleston officers knocked on his door and told him about the shooting and to get his kids away from the windows. They moved to a room in their home that is behind a hillside. The prosecutor said he'd heard the shots during the standoff.
"I was not scared for our safety," he said then. "We were within range of a stray shot, but I can't honestly say we were in fear. But we couldn't leave our house."
Randolph has served as special prosecutor before on cases in Logan County, he said. He didn't think the case would take away from normal business. There are three other prosecutors working in his office.
"It is pretty heavy, but we have it managed pretty well here in our county," Randolph said of the Boone office's caseload.
Randolph didn't expect any conflicts to arise. The Fayette County Prosecutor's Office would serve as a backup in case of conflict.
The decision came down to resources, Morrison said.
"You've got a prosecutor and two or three assistants in Boone, and a prosecutor and two or three assistants in Fayette. When you put those together, you've got a sizeable group of people," he said.
Randolph said the next step is preparing the case for the Grand Jury in Kanawha County. Bramble is no longer listed at South Central Regional Jail.