Suspect arrested after West Virginia sheriff is shot to death in car

Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-03 16:41:18-04

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — A West Virginia sheriff was shot to death Wednesday, authorities said.

Police have now arrested a suspect in the case.

Mingo County Sheriff Walter E. “Eugene” Crum, 59, was killed, said Marsha Dadisman, director of communication for the state Department of Health and Human Services.

The Williamson Daily News reported that Crum was in his vehicle in downtown Williamson when a man drove into the parking lot, approached Crum’s sport-utility vehicle and shot him point-blank.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a statement, saying in part, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crum family.”

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