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UPDATE: Charleston attorney to be charged after release from hospital

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Charleston police block Sherwood Forest Road during standoff incident in South Hills Charleston police block Sherwood Forest Road during standoff incident in South Hills
Charleston Fire Department helps block Sherwood Forest Road in South Hills Charleston Fire Department helps block Sherwood Forest Road in South Hills
Police clearing the scene of a standoff in the South Hills area Police clearing the scene of a standoff in the South Hills area
Kenna Elementary place on lock down due to a shots fired incident in South Hills Kenna Elementary place on lock down due to a shots fired incident in South Hills
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UPDATE:

Mark Bramble will be charged with wanton endangerment and attempted murder after he is released from the hospital, according to Chief Brent Webster with the Charleston Police Department.

Bramble will be arraigned once he is released from the hospital, where he is receiving treatment.

Officers could not say when Bramble might be released.

Warrants for his arrest have already been issued, according to Lt. Steve Cooper.

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UPDATE:

Mark Bramble's emotional distress could have started when his son died in 2000, according to neighbors.

Charleston police confirm that Bramble's 18-month-old son died in 2000.  Officers investigated claims of "shaken baby syndrome."

Bramble, his ex-wife, and his ex-wife's boyfriend, James Montgomery, Jr., were all questioned in the child's death and originally considered suspects.  No one was charged. 

"The investigation began to narrow its focus as we gained information," said Chief Brent Webster, with the Charleston Police Department.

Webster told 13 News the child's death is still considered an open investigation.

Montgomery was arrested that same year in connection with a bank robbery in Teays Valley. 

Montgomery is currently serving time in Georgia for voluntary manslaughter, an unrelated charge.

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UPDATE:

The name of the suspect in a shooting incident from this morning has been released.

Mark Bramble, 49, is in surgery from what appear to be self-inflicted wounds, according to the Charleston Police Dept.

(BACKGROUND: Charleston attorney in custody)

Bramble recently gave notice of his resignation to the West Virginia Attorney General's office.  Bramble was working in the Workers Compensation Division.

Bramble's wife dialed 9-1-1 at 9:13 a.m., according to Chief Brent Webster during a news conference. Dispatchers heard several gunshots in the background of the call.

According to police, Bramble's wife said that Bramble had been "having some issues" and possessed multiple weapons inside the house. Police found handguns, shotguns, and rifles inside the home.

Bramble's wife added that Bramble had said someone was trying to get him. The attorney had possibly been undergoing treatment at a hospital Sunday, police said.

Bramble's wife was able to escape the house safely.

When police arrived on scene, they heard several phases of gunfire. Officers said Bramble fired several shots into the neighborhood from inside the home.

At one point, Bramble broke a window from which he pointed a long rifle. At least one officer fired from an AR-15 in response.

No police officers or neighbors were injured in the standoff.

Webster said it's still unclear if officers shot Bramble.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department sent in a robotic machine to secure the home, according to Webster. Officers could see Bramble was hiding in a back room on the first floor. Soon after, the SWAT team entered the house.

Webster said Bramble would not cooperate with officers, but no shots were fired once police entered the home. Police took Bramble into custody and immediately transported him to CAMC General.

Bramble told paramedics he had shot himself in the head, according to Webster.

Neighbors said the Brambles were always pleasant people.

"He's a very good person, a very nice person," said Bhupinder Gill, the family's next-door neighbor. "There was never any indication that this would happen to me inside my neighborhood."

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Stay with wowktv.com for the latest updates on this story.

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UPDATE:

The WV Attorney General's office released a statement about the shooting incident in South Hills this morning.

According to a press release from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office, they have heard reports that the incident involved Charleston attorney Mark Bramble.

Bramble was hired by the Attorney General's office in June of last year and handed in his resignation last week.  The resignation would go into effect on Aug. 30.

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UPDATE:

The suspect in a police standoff is in custody.

A man in the South Hills area who according to police fired at them is now in custody after a standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies.

The suspect has been taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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ORIGINAL:

A man is in a standoff with police after shots were fired in the South Hills area of Charleston, WV.

According to dispatchers, a man fired multiple times at police from inside his home at 105 Cornwall Lane.  No injuries have been reported.

The incident began about 9:30 a.m.  According to police, they have removed the man's wife from the home.  The man's wife called 911.

A negotiator is on the scene.  Police believe the man may suffer from an illness.

Police currently have Sherwood Forest Road blocked at Corridor G and are asking residents in the area to stay inside until the situation is resolved.

According to our crew, Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies and the SWAT team are now on scene.

Kenna Elementary has been placed on lock down.

Authorities have instructed AEP to shut off the power to the home.

We have a crew on the scene, keep checking back for more updates.

This is the second time this month that police have had to close a neighborhood for a shots fired incident.

(READ MORE: Assault rifle and two other guns recovered from an apartment on Inland Lane)

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