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Murder suicide in Comfort, police report

Fred Pace fpace@civitasmedia.com

January 2, 2014

COMFORT – Police confirmed the death of a man and woman in Comfort from an apparent murder suicide shooting Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2014.


“It appears the man shot his wife and then shot himself,” said a West Virginia State Trooper on the scene.


Police said Bobby Hatcher shot Reba Hatcher and that the couple was in their 40s.


Police said the couple had two children, ages 10 and 6, and that the children were at home at the time of the shooting.


“They ran out of the home and called 911,” the Trooper said.


Another man was reportedly in the home, but escaped unharmed, it was reported.


First Sgt. Michael Baylous, public information officer for the West Virginia State Police, said the shooting happened at 6298 Joe’s Creek Road in Comfort between 8 and 9 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.


“We don’t have many details at this time as this remains an ongoing investigation,” Baylous said.