Thursday, February 17, 2011

Man with shotgun kills deputy U.S. marshal

CHARLESTON — A deputy U.S. marshal was killed and two others were wounded when a drug suspect opened fire on them with a shotgun and then was shot dead, authorities said. It happened as deputy marshals entered a residence in Elkins to serve a search warrant. The suspect, Charles E. Smith, 50, was wanted on charges related to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

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