He's expected to be charged when he's released from the hospital.
West Virginia State Police have identified the man shot by authorities during a standoff Sunday afternoon in Charles Town. Steven Warren Taylor, 53, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is currently being treated for his injuries.
Troopers say warrants are on file against Taylor, charging him with assault on police officers, terroristic threats and burglary. But they say a warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm was not entered because the object Taylor had was not a gun.
The State Troopers and the Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy who were placed on administrative leave after the shooting are now back on duty following an internal review.
Trooper C.J. Hill is continuing a thorough investigation into the suspect's criminal acts, while 1st Sergeant C.E. Platt and Sergeant E.D. Anderson are looking into the shooting incident surrounding the troopers and the deputy, according to a West Virginia State Police news release.
"The troopers and the deputy in this incident tried for several hours to persuade the suspect to surrender and address his issues in a responsible and peaceful manner," says Captain Rob Bair, Troop Two Commander for the West Virginia State Police, in a statement. "The suspect's only response was that he intended to kill the officers and himself. The suspect's actions are consistent with a 'Suicide by Cop' attempt. Police officers routinely face situations like this and our ultimate goal is always to end each incident peacefully, with the least amount of force possible. In every event, police officers can only react to each incident based upon their training and the response they receive the aggressor. In this instance, the suspect made every attempt to convince witnesses and police officers that he was armed and intended to kill. Based upon all information gathered thus far in this investigation, the officers involved acted professionally and within established guidelines."