UPDATE: Name of man killed in officer-involved shooting released

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WDTV) - The Harrison County Sheriff's Office releases preliminary results of an investigation into an officer-involved shooting.

According to the sheriff's office, Clarksburg Police officers responded to a home on Hamill Avenue to serve a domestic violence petition on 80-year-old Robert Matz.

According to officials, Matz was belligerent and argumentative with the officer and threatened to kill him. As part of the petition, the officer asked Matz if there were any guns in the home. Matz repeatedly said no.

Officials say he took out a knife during the conversation and threatened to cut the officers. The officers tried to deescalate the situation by giving verbal commands, but he continued to curse at and threaten them.

He then got a gun and pointed it at the officers. After refusing to drop the gun, an officer fired, killing Matz.

What unfolded was recorded on two separate police body cameras.

Officials say this was not this first time the man had been involved in domestic violence or threatening law enforcement. He was also prohibited from having a gun due to a previous conviction.


ORIGINAL STORY: 2/4/2019, 2:53 p.m.

One man is dead after he was allegedly shot by police on Monday as officers were serving a domestic violence warrant at a home in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Clarksburg Police say they were serving a domestic violence warrant at a home on Hamill Avenue at 10: 15 a.m. Monday, when officers learned a man inside the home had a gun.

One officer allegedly fired a shot at the man.

The victim's identity is not being released at this time.

Clarksburg Police Chief Robbie Hilliard says he contacted the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department to assist, since a Clarksburg officer was involved in the incident.

No officers were hurt.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting.



 
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