Updated Wed, May 1, 2013 9:37 am
A black bear on the loose in Parkersburg has been killed by law enforcement officers.
Officers fatally shot the male bear around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, about 45 minutes after it was sighted.
Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin says officials were concerned about public safety.
The bear weighed about 250 pounds to 300 pounds.