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State Police Fatally Shoot Ga. Suspect on Interstate

West Virginia Turnpike
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State police say a man wanted in Georgia was fatally shot during a pursuit on the West Virginia Turnpike.

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous tells media outlets that 28-year-old Brandon Lamar Johnson of Snellville, Georgia, stopped his car during a pursuit Tuesday on Interstate 64-77 in Beckley, got out and pulled a gun on troopers. Baylous says Johnson refused to drop his weapon and was shot.

Johnson was pronounced dead at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. No troopers were injured.

In Georgia, Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett says Johnson was wanted in Tuesday's killing of 57-year-old co-worker Pamela Harmon. Her body was found in a store parking lot in Conyers, Georgia.


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