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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WV- Marshall Co. Man Dead After Charleston Shootout With Officer

6-19-2006 West Virginia:

A Charleston Police officer is being called a hero as he recuperates in a hospital after being shot in the face. Sargent Eric Johnson was involved in a shoot-out in Kanawha County with this man, 45-year-old Brett Hanick, originally of Moundsville.

While undercover Thursday night Johnson noticed a suspicious car parked at the Days Inn, when he approached the car Hanick - who was sitting inside started shooting. That's when Sargent Johnson returned fire - killing Hanick, who had an extensive wrap sheet. Over the past couple years the Moundsville Man had spent time in prison for armed robbery - kidnapping - sexual assault - and was a registered sex offender.

One of Hanick's latest run-ins with the law came when he was involved in a high speed chase in Ohio County after officers discovered that he was driving a stolen vehicle. This chase ended when the car Hanick was driving veered off the road and slammed into a house.... Although Hanick's extensive wrap sheet is now closed with his death, the investigation into this latest case continues. ..more.. by Jim Forbes

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