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Officer involved shooting reported in Nicholas County

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SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WVV) A man is shot by police during an on-going drug investigation in Nicholas County. 

On Wednesday, troopers from the Richwood Detachment along with members of the Central West Virginia Regional Drug Task Force drove to a residence on Scenic Highway in the community of Muddlety to serve a search warrant.

According to the news release issued by the West Virginia State Police, Floyd Graham, 64, had a gun in his hand and refused to drop the weapon despite repeated verbal commands. Graham then pointed the gun at officers and a trooper fired one shot striking him in the chest. 

Graham was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center and is listed in stable condition. Once he is released from the hospital, he will be charged with attempted murder of a police officer plus multiple drug offenses. 

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