KEYSER- Keyser City Police were fired upon, in an early Monday morning incident that left a Keyser man dead.

KEYSER- Keyser City Police were fired upon, in an early Monday morning incident that left a Keyser man dead.
At around 5 a.m. Monday morning Keyser City Police received multiple calls about shots being fired at the intersection of Fort Avenue and Spring Street.
Upon arrival on scene, officers approached the apartment. The officer were able to speak shortly with the suspect, 47 year-old Benny Condron of Keyser, and at that time he made statements to the officers that he would not come out peacefully.
Officers then took a tactical position, and the suspect began to fire multiple rounds in the direction of the police. One shot struck a police vehicle.
Condron then barricaded himself inside of the apartment, and at that time turned the gun on himself and shot.
Keyser City Police did not return fire during the incident. Police Chief Tom Golden said not one shot was fired by police.
Golden said there had been contact in the past with Condron and police in respect to guns being fired.
For a short time during the incident Potomac State College had issued an alert for students that there was a barricaded subject at the Lifestyles Apartments. Students were to remain in shelter and avoid door and windows till given the all clear. A short time later students were given an “all clear” and told to resume normal activities.
The Keyser City Police is handling the investigation. West Virginia Sate Police, Mineral County Sheriff’s Department, and Potomac State College Campus Police were on hand and provided back up.
The investigation on ongoing, and an autopsy will be performed by theWest Virginia Medical Examiner’s office.