William Biggs Killed by West Virginia State Police

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At approximately 6 p.m., Pocahontas County Sheriff J.P. Barlow was investigating a single-vehicle crash when he was fired upon by William Biggs with a rifle. Numerous police from other counties responded and began searching a wooded area for him. Trooper J.M. Tallman encountered Biggs in the wooded area, at which time Biggs shot and wounded Tallman in his abdomen. Tallman shot and killed Biggs.

Victim's Name: William Biggs

Agency Responsible: West Virginia State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: White

Date of Death: August 5, 2019

County: Pocahontas

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4954

Geography: Rural

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