BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – A Morgan County man is dead, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an incident Thursday.

Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer reports deputies were called to Jim West Road just after 11:30 Thursday night (September the 1st) to a reported verbal domestic.

A female caller had said a man identified as Scottie Rhodes, age 31, was threatening to kill himself.

He had told the woman  he had a gun.

Officers were getting out of their vehicles at the man’s residence when they heard the sound of a gunshot.

The sheriff and Chief Deputy Walter responded for backup.

Maryland Aviation Trooper 5 and a K-9 unit from Berkeley County assisted on the scene.

Rhodes was located, deceased.  An investigation into the incident is ongoing.