CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Raleigh County was shot by a State Police officer after firing his weapon at him Wednesday evening.
Cpl. J. D. Cooper, of the Hinton Detachment, responded to a complaint of a man shooting in the River Road area of Raleigh County, near Hinton city limits, at about 6:30 p.m.
The initial information received identified the shooter as Gary Richmond, 63, of 171 River Road in Hinton.
Richmond answered Cooper's knock at his door and could be clearly seen holding a revolver in his hand, according to a news release from Sgt. Michael Baylous.
Cooper ordered Richmond to put the weapon down, but the man instead fired the weapon at the officer, narrowly missing him.
Baylous said Cooper responded by shooting at Richmond with his department-issued firearm.
The man retreated back into his house for a moment, and then emerged to fire at Cooper again. Baylous said the officer shot at Richmond a final time, forcing him back into his home where he collapsed on the floor.
Richmond was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center for treatment for a gunshot wound to chest and abdomen.
Cooper did not receive any serious injuries, Baylous said.
He expected warrants would be obtained on Richmond in Raleigh County for attempted first-degree murder and wanton endangerment. They will be served upon his release from the hospital.