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Two Cabell County deputies shot, suspect killed

Ona, WV (WCHS) – Two Cabell County deputies were shot and a suspect was killed as the deputies were serving a warrant at a home in Ona Wednesday night.

WCHS is reporting Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said the deputies were executing a search warrant at a home in the 4000 block of Blue Sulphur Road around 6:30 p.m. to obtain stolen property.

Zerkle said when deputies tried to enter the home they were obstructed by two men inside. A SWAT team went inside the home and one of the men immediately started shooting at the deputies, Zerkle said.

Deputy Jimmy Johnston was shot in his bullet-proof vest. Deputy Jared Cremeans was shot three times in the hand and shoulder. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Zerkle said deputies returned fire and one of the men inside the home, Michael Pinkerman was shot and killed. His father was shot and wounded. Zerkle said he was taken into custody and will be charged. It is unclear what those charges will be.

Melinda Zosh

Evening Anchor

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