Police: Officer, suspect shot in Charleston, West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say an officer has been shot in Charleston and a suspect also was wounded.

Charleston Police Chief Tyke Smith identified the patrol officer as Cassie Johnson.

Both Johnson and the suspect were taken to a hospital. Smith didn’t provide details on their injuries or conditions at a news conference Tuesday night.

The Kanawha County sheriff’s office is handling the investigation.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Humphreys told news outlets that the shooting occurred on the city’s north side.

Further details of the shooting were not immediately released.

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