Mingo County, West Virginia Sheriff Eugene Crum was shot and killed in ambush today. Sheriff Crum was sitting in his parked car eating his lunch in front of the courthouse when a suspect drove up along side of him and shot him four times. The suspect fled the scene but was located later and shot by responding officers. The suspect has been taken to a hospital. There is no further information on the suspect or motive for the murder.
There has been 25% increase in officer fatalities in 2013 over 2012.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.