Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Deputy U.S. Marshal Hotsinpiller And Suspect Killed, Two Other Marshals Injured While Executing Warrant In West Virginia

Derek Hotsinpiller
Deputy U.S. Marshal

Two deputy U.S. marshals are recovering from injuries sustained during a morning deadly shootout.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 16, 2011

Elkins, West Virginia - On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington, D.C. has confirmed that one deputy U.S. marshal had been killed and two other marshals are recovering from injuries incurred during a morning deadly shootout. The deputy marshals along with West Virginia State Police were executing a warrant at a residence in Elkins, when three marshals were fired upon by a 50-year-old suspect inside his home around 8:30 a.m., according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
The deputy marshals were hit by a shotgun blast allegedly fired by Charles Smith. The deputy marshals exchange gunfire killing Smith at the scene, who was wanted on a charge for intent to distribute cocaine. Deputy Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller, 24, was also fatally wounded and later died at Ruby Memorial Hospital. His brother, Dustin Hotsinpiller, a Bridgeport police officer confirmed to Associated Press that Derek had been killed in Elkins while serving a federal warrant. Derek had been working for the Marshals Service for less than two years.
Another deputy marshal remains in the hospital and one marshal was released after being treated, the U.S. Marshals Service reported.
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