Huntington officer shot

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 7, 2002


-- A Huntington police officer was undergoing surgery Tuesday morning after being shot while trying to make an arrest.

Officer J.E. Combs was shot about 7 a.m. at a west side apartment, Cabell County emergency officials said.

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Combs and other officers were trying to make an arrest following an armed robbery earlier Tuesday at a nearby gas station when several shots rang out.

Huntington television stations reported that Combs was shot in the side. Combs was able to make it to a cruiser and was transported to Cabell-Huntington Hospital.

Hospital officials said Tuesday morning that Combs was in surgery, and his condition was not immediately available.

Four people were reportedly taken in to custody. The Associated Press