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UPDATE: Officers shoot, kill man armed with hunting knife after stabbing in Hinton

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HINTON (WVVA) - Officers shot and killed a man armed with a hunting knife after he allegedly broken into his ex-wife's home and assaulted her and her boyfriend.

A trooper from the Hinton detachment of the State Police and a deputy with the Summers County Sheriff's Office responded early Saturday morning to a domestic complaint at 105 Miller Avenue in Hinton, according to a news release from the State Police.

Upon arrival, officers were met in the street by Mika Gumm. She advised the officers that her ex-husband, Shane Gumm, had broken into her house, stabbed her boyfriend, Rick Cline, then assaulted her with the knife. Mika Gumm said she was able to retrieve a .22 caliber pistol and wound Shane Gumm before she fled the house.

According to the release, officers entered the residence to find Shane Gumm in a hallway, brandishing a large hunting knife. They could hear cries for help from Cline, but could not see him. The news release states that officers ordered Shane Gumm to drop the knife. He refused to comply, made aggressive moves toward the officers and was shot by both officers.

Shane Gumm died as a result of his injuries.

Mika Gumm suffered a laceration to her hand and injuries to her feet. Cline received multiple severe lacerations to his abdomen and ear. He was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center and is believed to be in critical condition, according to the news release.

A protective order had been in place against Shane Gumm.

Neither officer was injured in the incident.

A news conference originally scheduled for 3 p.m. has been canceled.


HINTON (WVVA) - A State Police news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. to discuss "an officer involved shooting in response to an incident involving violent aggression," according to a news release.

The incident occurred on Miller Avenue in Hinton early Saturday morning. No further details are available at this time.

WVVA will be at the news conference and will provide more details as they become available.

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