The FBI has been called in to assist in the investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting in
Officer Lusk went into the bar and ordered
Officer Lusk has now been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
The Huntington Police Department were called to the scene of a reported brandishing of a weapon along the 2000 block of Third Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Police searched the area, but found nothing.
Around 1:30 a.m. both the Huntington Police Department and the West Virginia State State Police were called to a second reported brandishing call at the El Ranchito Mexican Bar and Grill along the 2000 block of Third Avenue.
Once police officers arrived on scene, they noticed several people arguing. During the argument, police said they noticed a man with a firearm visible. The man was ordered not to move and police said he did not comply with their orders.
A Huntington Police Department officer fired his weapon in response.
The man, who police identify as Robert Henderson, 37, of Michigan, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Huntington Police Department will hold a news conference Saturday at 2 p.m. to release more information on this developing story.