Huntington Police shoot-kill man who attacked security officer with knife www.privateofficer.com
Huntington WV Dec 23 2012 The Huntington Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting involving a Huntington police officer.
Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook says the officer was on patrol in the 3200 block of Riverside Drive around 1am Saturday when he saw what appeared to be a crash involving a tractor trailer truck and a small vehicle in a gravel lot near the Wickline Bridge.
When the officer got out of his cruiser, he was confronted by 32-year-old Joshua Emerson of Hamilton, Alabama who was allegedly armed with a knife and a security guard who was working nearby at Special Metals.
The officer says the man tried to attack the security guard with the knife, and that’s when he shot several rounds from his gun. The officer struck the suspect, killing him.
The names of the officer and the suspect have not been released at this time.