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Law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel converge on the scene Wednesday of the shooting in downtown Williamson, W.Va., where Sheriff Eugene Crum was shot and killed at point blank range.

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W.Va. sheriff fatally shot, suspect in custody

A new sheriff who was cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia’s coalfields was fatally shot Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, and State Police said the suspect was in a hospital with gunshot wounds inflicted by a deputy who chased him.

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