ROMNEY, W.Va. – So far, authorities have not filed any charges in connection with a shooting death that occurred last week at a school bus stop in Hampshire county.
According to Hampshire County Sheriff Nathan Sions, a man identified as Shawn Davis approached another individual identified as John Dulaney as a number of students were waiting for the school bus to arrive. Dulaney was sitting in a van at the bus stop around 6:30 a.m. last Wednesday.
“Mr. Davis was carrying a knife as he approached Dulaney. There was a verbal confrontation and Mr. Dulaney reported that Mr. Davis stuck the knife out the window. The knife was closed but he said he was afraid to open it and that’s when he basically fired two shots. said Zion.
These blows hit Davis in the chest. The sheriff said Dulaney got out of his vehicle after the shooting, called 911 and began performing CPR. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.
The school bus had not arrived at the time of the shooting, but arrived shortly after. Five of the children at the bus stop witnessed the shooting.
“Children are obviously questioned differently from adults. We work closely with qualified interviewers who conduct these interviews for us. But the statements were all very consistent,” Sions explained.
Sions said the investigation is continuing, but everything points to a case of self-defense. Investigators will report their findings to the prosecutor who will likely present the evidence to a grand jury to determine whether Dulaney should face charges. The weapon used in the shooting was legal, and Dulaney was legally authorized to carry the firearm.
Sions would not say what may have triggered the confrontation.
“There’s a story, but I’m not ready to expand on it,” he said.
The sheriff added that the children present during the incident received counseling resources.
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