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Officer-involved shooting ID confirmed

PARKERSBURG — Officials confirmed the identity of the man who died as a result of an officer-involved shooting over the weekend as Paul M. Bailey, 21, of Walker.

According to Captain Shallop Oglesby from the West Virginia State Police, the shooting occurred following a domestic disturbance Lt. J.W. Allen of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department responded to Saturday on Stilwell Road.

Shawn Michael Bailey, 25, 100 Rock Run Road, Walker, was arrested and is being charged with malicious assault of a law enforcement officer.

According to the criminal complaint filed with Wood County Magistrate Court, a trooper from the West Virginia State Police responded to the scene to assist Allen on Saturday when he observed Allen was “visibly shaken and emotional.”

Allen was covered in blood from his mouth to his boots, the complaint said.

“The undersigned office ascertained that multiple suspects had assaulted Lt. Allen upon his arrival to a 911 call for service regarding subjects in the roadway yelling at a passerby,” the complaint said.

The trooper had observed Shawn Bailey, Paul Bailey and Emily Proscia on the scene, the complaint said.

Allen had attempted to detain Paul Bailey, Shawn Bailey’s brother, which resulted in a fight. While Allen was on the ground trying to place Paul Bailey in handcuffs, Shawn Bailey allegedly punched Allen in the face, the complaint said.

Allen was treated at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center for his injuries including an inner lip arterial bleed, the complaint said.

Additional information on the shooting, which left Paul Bailey deceased, is not available as it is an ongoing investigation.

Shawn Bailey was originally released on a $125,000 bond with the condition of home confinement but he is now incarcerated in North Central Regional Jail.

He is being charged with malicious assault of a law enforcement officer and a preliminary hearing will be held before Wood County Magistrate Joe Kuhl on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Both the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office and the State Police declined to comment when asked whether Allen shot Bailey and whether or not it was prompted from self defense.

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.

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