Deputy shoots man in dispute
A Fairview Drive man was shot twice by a Morgan County deputy sheriff who responded to a domestic incident at the man’s home on Wednesday afternoon, October 6.
Ulysses J. Everett, 52, was shot in the stomach and pelvic area soon after Deputy Seth Place arrived at the Everett home around 1 p.m., said Sheriff Vince Shambaugh.
The wounds were not life-threatening, Shambaugh said.
At the time of the incident, sheriff’s personnel were answering a complaint that Everett had shot at his wife during a domestic dispute.
After an argument in which several items were broken in the house,
Diana Everett went to a closet to collect some
things before leaving, according to police.
Everett allegedly produced a handgun, put it to his head and told his wife that she wasn’t going anywhere.
He then pointed the gun at her and fired, Shambaugh said.
Powder burns were found on Mrs. Everett’s sleeve and a bullet hole was later found in the closet wall, Shambaugh said.
Mrs. Everett managed to leave the house and drive to her daughter’s business in Berkeley Springs, where she called police.
Deputy Place was the first officer on the scene.
Sheriff Shambaugh declined to give more details about what led to the deputy shooting Everett because it is under investigation by West Virginia State Police.
Place was put on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
Following the shooting, Everett was helicoptered to Winchester Medical Center where, at last report, he was recovering from his wounds.
Everett has been charged with wanton endangerment with a firearm.