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Man dies in standoff with deputies in Nicholas County

NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. – A man is dead after a standoff in Nicholas County in which shots were reportedly fired at deputies.

The Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department said they received a mental hygiene order against Jonathan Pritt Jr.

Officers said they arrived at Pritt’s home on Byron Road near Summersville on Tuesday afternoon. Pritt began shooting at officers as they tried to enter, and officers said they returned fire.

The West Virginia State Police Special Response Team found Pritt deceased inside the home.

No officers were injured in the incident.

West Virginia State Police are investigating.