Man Shoots Cop After They Tase Him

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Jerry Lee Isner has been charged with the attempted murder of Elkins Police Senior Patrolman Daniel Sayre.

Elkins, WV – A man who shot an Elkins police officer on Thursday has been charged with attempted murder.

The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. on March 26 when Elkins Police Senior Patrolman Daniel Sayre responded to a call about a man with a rifle in the alley connecting First and Second Streets behind the Jennings Randolph Federal Building, WCHS reported.

Officers ordered 46-year-old Jerry Lee Isner to put his gun down, but he refused to comply with commands.

So the officers deployed a Taser, WCHS reported.

Isner opened fire and shot Patrolman Sayre twice, once in the left calf and once in the right shoulder/bicep area, WBOY reported.

Officers could not return fire because there were innocent civilians in the area, WCHS reported.

Patrolman Sayre was airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and treated for his gunshot wounds, WDTV reported.

He has since been released from the hospital to convalesce at home, according to WCHS.

Patrolman Sayre has been a member of the Elkins police force since 2015, WDTV reported.

"I would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance with this incident: West Virginia State Police, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. ATF, Randolph County EMS, Elkins Fire Department, and HealthNet AeroMedical Services," Elkins Police Chief Travis Bennett said. "I would also like to thank the citizens of Elkins for the outpouring of support for Senior Patrolman Sayre and the Elkins Police Department."

The complaint said that officers recovered Isner’s black Mossburg 702 Plinkster .22 caliber rifle and two spent shell casings at the scene, as well as a .22 caliber shell casing which was jammed the rifle, WBOY reported.

Isner was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and attempted murder.

He was held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $250,000 cash-only bond, WCHS reported.

Comments (23)
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flybynight
flybynight

Crap! He lived. That is bad news.

JBoH
JBoH

Never bring a Taser to a gunfight. Tasers are nice...when they work. They do NOT work all the time and you shouldn't use one when your life is at risk.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Yeah, sadly the bad guy lived..........the only justice anymore is "eye for an eye", the Courts have become too liberal.

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

Too bad that Isner was not killed. That would be one less criminal to deal with.

Quasar704
Quasar704

Wow... Man armed with a rifle, cops use “taser”.... Man laying on the ground with his hands in the air while autistic patient plays with TOY TRUCK... Cops use “bullets”.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Man, Keanu Reeves has really gone down hill.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a crazy SOB

Justiceforallalways
Justiceforallalways

Thank you Barrie Obama! This is what happens in today's climate. Unfortunately todays officers are so worried they take tasers to gun fights. This should not happen, ever. Man with a gun requires a gun to stop, not a taser!

chiefd
chiefd

At least it appears he resisted arrest and got a little "sidewalk" justice.

Oldvlc
Oldvlc

Good thing it wasn't a real rifle (.30-06)

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

And for all you choads who always ask why LEO's do a mag dump on an armed suspect... THIS IS WHY!


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