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Two Nicholas County Sheriff's deputies shot near Craigsville

CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- An 84-year-old man suspected of shooting and injuring two Nicholas County sheriff's deputies has been killed by police.

State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous said John Evans was killed Saturday afternoon after he emerged from his house outside of Craigsville with a gun. Baylous said Evans had barricaded himself after the deputies' shootings and had exchanged gunfire with police throughout the standoff.

Baylous said police tried unsuccessfully to engage Evans before he left the house with the weapon. They used a bullhorn, tear gas and other methods.

The two deputies were airlifted to Charleston for treatment after they were shot earlier Saturday. Baylous said the deputies' injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Both men were shot with a shotgun.

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