I guess he couldn't let go of her. It's sad when a man can't understand that his woman no longer wants him and he resorts to this.
W.Va. man who took wife hostage killed by police - The Herald DispatchW.Va. man who took wife hostage killed by police
February 19, 2010 @ 09:20 AM
The Associated Press
APPLE GROVE, W.Va. — A West Virginia State Police trooper fatally shot a Mason County man after he took his wife hostage and wounded her with a shotgun.
State Police Cpl. Chris Zerkle said that Troy McQueen took his estranged wife Rebecca hostage Thursday night at a house in Apple Grove, according to broadcast reports.
Troopers and Mason County deputies set up a staging area near the house. As the officers discussed a plan, Zerkle says a car driven by Rebecca McQueen entered the staging area. Troy McQueen was a passenger.
Zerkle says Troy McQueen then shot his wife in the lower abdomen with a 12-gauge shotgun.
A trooper shot Troy McQueen four times after the man refused several commands to put the shotgun down.
Rebecca McQueen’s condition wasn’t immediately available Friday