HARTS, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police say a trooper shot and killed a man after he pointed a handgun at the officer.
Sgt. Michael Baylous, State Police spokesman, said the trooper was responding to a report of a suicidal man when Curley Edward Spry, 42, pointed the gun at him.
The shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon on Briar Branch in Harts.
Baylous said the trooper, whose name he would not release, has been placed on critical incident leave.