Category Archives: West Virginia

Killed – Girl (Quick, WV)

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Police say a 10-year-old girl was fatally shot on Pentacre Road in Quick on Sunday. The girl and a 9-year-old boy were shooting targets with a shotgun when the girl was accidentally shot in the chest and arm.

QUICK, W.Va. — A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed Sunday in Kanawha County in what police say was an accidental shooting involving another child.

A 911 call was made around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, reporting that the girl was accidentally shot while she and a 9-year-old boy were “target practicing” with a shotgun in Quick, according to dispatchers.

The girl received injuries to her chest and arm and underwent surgery at CAMC General Hospital, where she died overnight.

The shooting happened near a creek bank in the 3800 block of Pentacre Road.

The names of the two minors were not released by Monday evening, and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating.

Police confirmed that the two children were not siblings.

On December 22, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a shooting was reported in the 3800 block of Pentacre Road near Quick, Kanawha County WV. A caller reported to Metro 911 that a nine year old and ten year old were target practicing with a 410 shotgun near a creek when the ten year old was accidentally shot. The ten year old female received injuries to her arm and chest.

Medics were dispatched along with Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies. Local volunteer fire department members also responded to render aid.

She was transported from the scene by personal vehicle until a responding ambulance with the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority met them along the route. HealthNet launched a helicopter to assist with transport, but was cancelled when the ambulance was determined to be the fastest mode of transportation and continued to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Division Hospital with the patient.

The patient was taken into surgery upon arrival. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office will not likely issue further updates on the condition of the victim.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/News/201312220073

http://www.kanawhasheriff.us/2013/12/22/december-22-2013-accidental-shooting-of-ten-year-old-in-quick/

Killed – Robert Crutcher (Huntington, WV)

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Huntington police officers have identified the victim in Tuesday’s shooting as 44-year-old Robert Crutcher. The Huntington Police Department said he died from his injuries at the hospital on Tuesday evening. Officers found him in an upstairs bedroom on 27th Street just after 5 p.m. Crutcher had a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he died a short time later, according to investigators.

The suspect in the shooting has been identified as 25-year-old James Lee Johnson of Michigan. After the shooting, Johnson showed up at Cabell Huntington Hospital seeking treatment for head injuries, police said.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Just a week before he was supposed to go on trial for murder, James Johnson has made a plea in the case.

The shooting happened on December 17, 2013, on 27th Street in Huntington.

Police say Johnson, 26, of Huntington, shot Robert Crutcher, 44, in the upper body.

Crutcher was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Investigators say it appears Crutcher, Johnson and several other men were in an upstairs bedroom at Crutcher’s home when they got into an argument. That’s when they say Crutcher told Johnson to leave, and Johnson pulled out a pistol and shot him.

In court this week, Johnson pleaded no contest to second degree murder and received a 30-year prison sentence.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/24244892/update-victim-dies-and-suspect-is-arrested-after-shooting-in-huntington-wv

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-Man-Shot-in-Huntington-236284781.html

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/12/18/one-person-dead-after-huntington-shooting/

http://www.800wvhu.com/articles/wvhu-local-news-118957/man-charged-with-murder-in-huntington-11919494/

http://news.herald-dispatch.com/obituaries/index.php?id=36910724

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Robert-S.-Crutcher-97455641

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Huntington, WV)

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington police have identified a man who was kicked out of a bar, returned with a gun and began shooting inside before he was fatally shot by an employee.

During the exchange of gunfire early Friday, three people suffered gunshot wounds. They were hospitalized.

The Herald-Dispatch reported that the shooting at Shoop’s Bar followed the gunman’s altercation with a woman, getting him tossed from the establishment.

Lt. John Williams said a bar worker had a concealed weapon and returned the gunman’s fire, killing him. Williams said the three people injured by gunfire don’t have life-threatening injuries.

Williams said police interviewed the worker. He said the Cabell County prosecutor’s office is reviewing the incident.

Police identified the gunman as Antonio Devon Brown, 25, of Huntington.

The shooting happened at Shops on 4th Avenue and 12th Street just before 3 a.m.

They said Brown shot a woman and man in the stomach and another woman in the foot.

Investigators said one of the women was involved in the argument.

That’s when officers said a bouncer at the bar fired his concealed gun, killing Brown.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/News/201312130005

https://www.reddit.com/r/GunsAreCool/wiki/2013massshootings

http://www.wowktv.com/story/24211066/gunman-dead-three-hurt-in-huntington-wv-shooting

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/12/13/one-dead-three-wounded-in-huntington-shooting/

http://www.wvva.com/story/24212155/2013/12/13/at-least-one-person-is-dead-after-a-shooting-near-marshall-university

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Multiple-Shooting-in-Huntington-235696321.html

Mass Shooting – Killed – Antonio Devon Brown (Huntington, WV)

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington police have identified a man who was kicked out of a bar, returned with a gun and began shooting inside before he was fatally shot by an employee.

During the exchange of gunfire early Friday, three people suffered gunshot wounds. They were hospitalized.

The Herald-Dispatch reported that the shooting at Shoop’s Bar followed the gunman’s altercation with a woman, getting him tossed from the establishment.

Lt. John Williams said a bar worker had a concealed weapon and returned the gunman’s fire, killing him. Williams said the three people injured by gunfire don’t have life-threatening injuries.

Williams said police interviewed the worker. He said the Cabell County prosecutor’s office is reviewing the incident.

Police identified the gunman as Antonio Devon Brown, 25, of Huntington.

The shooting happened at Shops on 4th Avenue and 12th Street just before 3 a.m.

They said Brown shot a woman and man in the stomach and another woman in the foot.

Investigators said one of the women was involved in the argument.

That’s when officers said a bouncer at the bar fired his concealed gun, killing Brown.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/News/201312130005

https://www.reddit.com/r/GunsAreCool/wiki/2013massshootings

http://www.wowktv.com/story/24211066/gunman-dead-three-hurt-in-huntington-wv-shooting

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/12/13/one-dead-three-wounded-in-huntington-shooting/

http://www.wvva.com/story/24212155/2013/12/13/at-least-one-person-is-dead-after-a-shooting-near-marshall-university

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Multiple-Shooting-in-Huntington-235696321.html

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Huntington, WV)

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington police have identified a man who was kicked out of a bar, returned with a gun and began shooting inside before he was fatally shot by an employee.

During the exchange of gunfire early Friday, three people suffered gunshot wounds. They were hospitalized.

The Herald-Dispatch reported that the shooting at Shoop’s Bar followed the gunman’s altercation with a woman, getting him tossed from the establishment.

Lt. John Williams said a bar worker had a concealed weapon and returned the gunman’s fire, killing him. Williams said the three people injured by gunfire don’t have life-threatening injuries.

Williams said police interviewed the worker. He said the Cabell County prosecutor’s office is reviewing the incident.

Police identified the gunman as Antonio Devon Brown, 25, of Huntington.

The shooting happened at Shops on 4th Avenue and 12th Street just before 3 a.m.

They said Brown shot a woman and man in the stomach and another woman in the foot.

Investigators said one of the women was involved in the argument.

That’s when officers said a bouncer at the bar fired his concealed gun, killing Brown.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/News/201312130005

https://www.reddit.com/r/GunsAreCool/wiki/2013massshootings

http://www.wowktv.com/story/24211066/gunman-dead-three-hurt-in-huntington-wv-shooting

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/12/13/one-dead-three-wounded-in-huntington-shooting/

http://www.wvva.com/story/24212155/2013/12/13/at-least-one-person-is-dead-after-a-shooting-near-marshall-university

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Multiple-Shooting-in-Huntington-235696321.html

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Huntington, WV)

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington police have identified a man who was kicked out of a bar, returned with a gun and began shooting inside before he was fatally shot by an employee.

During the exchange of gunfire early Friday, three people suffered gunshot wounds. They were hospitalized.

The Herald-Dispatch reported that the shooting at Shoop’s Bar followed the gunman’s altercation with a woman, getting him tossed from the establishment.

Lt. John Williams said a bar worker had a concealed weapon and returned the gunman’s fire, killing him. Williams said the three people injured by gunfire don’t have life-threatening injuries.

Williams said police interviewed the worker. He said the Cabell County prosecutor’s office is reviewing the incident.

Police identified the gunman as Antonio Devon Brown, 25, of Huntington.

The shooting happened at Shops on 4th Avenue and 12th Street just before 3 a.m.

They said Brown shot a woman and man in the stomach and another woman in the foot.

Investigators said one of the women was involved in the argument.

That’s when officers said a bouncer at the bar fired his concealed gun, killing Brown.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/News/201312130005

https://www.reddit.com/r/GunsAreCool/wiki/2013massshootings

http://www.wowktv.com/story/24211066/gunman-dead-three-hurt-in-huntington-wv-shooting

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/12/13/one-dead-three-wounded-in-huntington-shooting/

http://www.wvva.com/story/24212155/2013/12/13/at-least-one-person-is-dead-after-a-shooting-near-marshall-university

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Multiple-Shooting-in-Huntington-235696321.html

Killed – David Bailey (Princeton, WV)

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A bar fight turned deadly early Sunday morning on Courthouse Road.

Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Det. Cpl. L.B. Murphy reported that one man died in a dispute in the parking lot of Club Maximus, just outside Princeton city limit.

Morrisettie Legget, 32, of Bluefield, has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder in the incident.

Murphy said MCSD’s Deputies G.C. Paitsel and C.K. Lester received a report of a shooting at approximately 3:30 a.m., sending the officers to the scene outside Club Maximus. The officers found the victim lying in the parking lot near the nightclub, with several bystanders attempting to render first aid.

PRINCETON — Sobs tore through David Bailey’s family members as the jury declared his shooter not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

The verdict arrived at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday, after three intense days of jury selection, testimony and arguments.

When the decision arrived, Circuit Judge Derek Swope had a full array of Mercer County Sheriff’s deputies on hand to help keep passions calm on both sides of the case.

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Two days into the trial involving a 2013 Princeton murder, the defense worked Wednesday to paint Morrisettie Leggett, 33, of Bluefield, as a model citizen, a caring father and a good little league football coach. Attorneys David Kelley and John “Jay” Williams argued Leggett fired five .38-caliber revolver rounds in David Bailey’s direction out of a legitimate fear for his life.

Meanwhile, Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ash emphasized that Bailey, although intoxicated and looking for a fistfight outside Club Maximus Dec. 8, 2013, was unarmed and approximately 75 pounds lighter than the man standing trial for his fatal shooting.

http://www.ptonline.net/news/one-dead-in-courthouse-road-shooting/article_12775dbc-db18-5957-bc7d-a8d6fea832e5.html

http://www.ptonline.net/news/jury-declares-not-guilty-in-club-shooting/article_f09a17cc-e443-11e4-8a74-3ba0e3537058.html

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/local_news/mercer-county-man-charged-with-fatal-shooting-at-club-maximus/article_05ad4f75-79b2-5627-be3e-322e92323391.html

http://www.wvva.com/story/24165830/2013/12/08/murder-at-club-maximus-in-princeton

https://www.facebook.com/Justicefordave?fref=nf

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/officer-leggett-confessed-to-fatal-princeton-shooting/article_07f5ed76-e398-11e4-8076-7392967a1fc4.html

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/leggett-takes-stand-claims-self-defense-in-shooting/article_c3682b90-e452-11e4-8edd-33514a7c2664.html

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/jury-leggett-not-guilty/article_5495b0a2-e4ac-11e4-b92d-477337408d37.html

http://www.ptonline.net/obituaries/david-andrew-bailey/article_29ef0c74-cda1-5a79-b62c-1289a16a6b8c.html

Killed – William Jennings Ward (Wayne County, WV)

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UPDATE 6/2/14 @ 11:40 a.m.
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A Fort Gay man charged with murdering his neighbor is back in jail after violating terms of his home confinement.

Ronnie Gunther, 56, was indicted in March for the shooting death of 55-year-old William Jennings Ward.

The shooting happened November 6, on Yellow Brick Road in the Glenhayes area of Wayne County

State Police say the shooting followed an argument over a dog.

A grand jury indicted Gunther back in March. His trial is set for September.

Prosecutor Tom Plymale tells WSAZ.com that Gunter was arrested Sunday for possession of alcohol, which is a violation of his home confinement.

UPDATE 11/8/13 @ 10:10 a.m.
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — State Police say an argument between neighbors that ended up turning deadly started over a dog.
Ronnie Gunther, 56, of Fort Gay was arrested Wednesday night after investigators say he admitted to shooting his neighbor, 55-year-old William Jennings Ward.

Ward died at the scene.

The shooting happened on Yellow Brick Road in the Glenhayes area of Wayne County around 8 p.m.

State Police tell WSAZ.com that the argument was over Gunther’s dog.

Investigators say Gunther thought that Ward’s dog had mauled his dog more than a year ago and Gunther was still angry about the incident.

Gunther is charged with murder and is being held in the Western Regional Jail without bond.

The deadly shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Yellow Brick Road in the Glenhayes area of Wayne County. That is just south of Fort Gay.

West Virginia State Police say Ronnie Gunther, 56, of Fort Gay, shot William Jennings Ward, 55, multiple times in the driveway of Ward’s home during an argument.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Person-Shot-in-Wayne-County-One-in-Custody-230916761.html

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x731045868/Police-Dog-s-injuries-led-to-shooting

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x1827255007/Gunther-pleads-guilty-to-first-degree-murder

http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/One-dead-one-arrested-in-Wayne-County-WV-shooting-230964821.html

Killed – Collins Jamall Harris (Huntington, WV)

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HUNTINGTON — Investigators found eight shell casings, three spent bullets and more than $20,000 cash Saturday in a 26th Street residence where a Detroit man died.

The Huntington Police Department identified the victim Monday as Collins Jamall Harris, 31. The department’s late-morning news release gave no information about a suspect or motive.

Huntington Police Lt. John Williams provided few specifics Monday, but said the victim had been living at 1259 26th St. with an unspecified roommate who had been staying elsewhere for a period of time. He said detectives have spoken with the roommate amid their ongoing investigation.

Information about the property seizures came from a property return filed Monday in Cabell County Magistrate Court. The accompanying affidavit states Cabell County 911 received an emergency call at 7:45 p.m. Saturday from an unidentified woman. She alerted dispatchers to a deceased gunshot victim inside the residence, but provided no further information.

Officers soon responded, surrounded the residence and found its door unlocked after having received no answer. They entered moments later and found a man’s body, later identified as Harris, with multiple gunshot wounds. Nobody else was found at the house, according to the affidavit.

The shell casings and spent bullets were among various household items and groceries taken from the home. The $20,237 cash was found with three shoes, however the property return did not clearly indicate whether the money was inside of the footwear.

Williams has said investigators found Harris in a bedroom. He appeared to have been unarmed and dead for a couple hours. He further said police received no reports of gunfire or any disturbances at the residence prior to the shooting.

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x956003542/-20-000-found-in-house-with-shooting-victim

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201311020084

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Police-on-Scene-of-Shooting-in-Huntington-230368371.html

http://www.wowktv.com/story/23864699/huntington-police-search-for-suspect-in-fatal-shooting

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/11/04/huntington-police-identify-shooting-victim/

Killed – Boy – William Owens (Harrison County, WV)

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JARVISVILLE, W.Va. — The Harrison County sheriff says a Jarvisville woman accidentally shot and killed her grandson late Sunday night as he slept.

Sheriff Albert Marano said Tina Owens, 57, had gone outside her house at around 11:30 Sunday night after hearing some noises. The sheriff said Owens and her son, who lives next door about 200 yards away, thought there were intruders around their homes tampering with property.

“Tina went outside to investigate, in doing so she brought a 40-caliber pistol with her,” the sheriff said. “Upon hearing what she thought were intruders she fired her 40-caliber several times in an attempt to scare the intruders away. One of the shots went through her son’s residence and struck the victim, William Owens, in the chest while he lay in bed.”

Owens, 11, was sleeping.

The sheriff said the shooting appeared to be accidental. He doesn’t know if any charges will be filed.

A woman who admitted she accidentally shot and killed her grandson will spend the next year on probation.

Last summer, 57-year-old Tina Owens said she thought she heard something or someone outside, so she went on the porch and fired her gun three times to the possible intruders away. One of the bullets went into the trailer below where her grandson, 11-year-old William Owens, was asleep in his bed.

Thursday, both the defense and prosecuting attorneys said no justice would be served by putting Owens in jail.

Tina Owens said that she has to live with this the rest of her life.

The court agreed this was truly a tragic incident.

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/02/harrson-county-boy-dead-in-accidental-shooting/

http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Woman-Sentenced-for-Accidentally-Shooting-and-Killing-Her-Grandson-13288

http://www.wboy.com/story/22728815/update-11-year-old-boy-shot-and-killed-in-harrison-county

http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Woman-Admits-to-Accidentally-Killing-Grandson-12610

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201311010028

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307010014

Killed – Johnny Condia (Raleigh County, WV)

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ARNETT (WVVA) — A man is arrested in connection with a shooting in Raleigh County Friday.

29-year-old Mickey Roger Daniel Jr. of Edwight was arrested Sunday morning for the murder of 77-year-old Johnny Nile Condia of Dameron.

Daniel is currently being held in the Southern Regional Jail pending a bond hearing.

The investigation is still ongoing. No further details are being released at this time.

Stay with WVVA as more information becomes available.

ARNETT (WVVA) — The victim in Friday evening’s shooting in the Arnett area of Raleigh County has died, WVVA News has learned.

The victim’s identity has not been released. According to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was found laying in the roadway on Saxon Bolt Road in Arnett. He reported that his car had been taken after the shooting.

The victim’s car was located by Detectives and is being processed for evidence. Detectives are following up with some leads on the case at this time.

Anyone having information regarding this crime should contact the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers.

Deputies were called to the scene in the Arnett area on Saxon Bolt Road around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Raleigh County sheriff’s deputies said the investigation determined the victim and suspect in this case knew each other and had intentionally met that evening.

The victim, Johnny Nile Condia, 77, of Dameron, was found lying in the roadway on Saxon Bolt Road.

Deputies said it appears the defendant intended to rob the victim when the shooting happened. The initial report shows the victim told deputies his 2005 Toyota Corolla was taken after the shooting.

Deputies say it was initially believed the suspect, Mickey Roger Daniel, Jr., 29, of Edwight, may have been acting with another person. That no longer appears to be the case.

http://www.whig.com/story/23672779/2013/10/11/one-shot

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/23672090/carjacking-leads-shooting-in-raleigh-county

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/23672090/carjacking-leads-shooting-in-raleigh-county-mickey-daniel-murder

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Deadly-Shooting-in-Raleigh-County-227588641.html

http://www.register-herald.com/news/two-men-indicted-by-raleigh-special-grand-jury/article_b23b9298-506a-5407-bdcf-00d4335754c6.html

http://www.register-herald.com/news/arrest-made-in-fatal-shooting/article_bf7964bc-eb66-5e52-b14d-e33f930a9532.html

http://woay.com/News.aspx?nid=8626

http://www.wboy.com/story/23716933/new-twist-in-raleigh-county-murder-investigation

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/782732/Condia-John.php

Killed – Thomas J. Piccard (Wheeling, WV)

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a retired police officer armed with two weapons fired up to two dozen shots at a U.S. courthouse in West Virginia before police returned fire and killed him.
Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger identified the gunman in Wednesday afternoon’s shooting as 55-year-old Thomas J. Piccard of Bridgeport, Ohio. He is a retired Wheeling police officer.

(CBS/AP) WHEELING, W. Va. – A man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the federal courthouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, before security officers returned fire, critically injuring the man, the U.S. Marshals Service says.

CBS affiliate WDTV reports the gunman was transported to a local hospital where he died.

The station reports no one inside the building was hurt during the incident which took place at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. However, CBS affiliate WTRF reports Wheeling Hospital confirmed at least three people were admitted with injuries from the shooting.

Witnesses reported that an assault-type rifle was used in the attack, WDTV reports. They said that the gunman was apparently shooting at the building itself.

(CBS/AP) WHEELING, W.Va. – A former police officer who fired 26 shots into the glass facade of a federal courthouse in West Virginia earlier this mont had a “deep hatred for the federal government,” a recently broken heart and serious health problems, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

Although U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld declined to be more specific about the motive, he said those three things factored into Thomas J. Piccard’s decision to open fire on the federal building in Wheeling on Oct. 9.

Piccard was shot to death by an officer at the scene.

Writings expressing hatred for the government were found in Piccard’s Ohio home, and he was carrying five pages when he was shot, Ihlenfeld said.

Trailer park residents Mahlon Shields and Lori LeMasters told The Associated Press that Piccard had disclosed in the past few days that he had stomach cancer.

Shields, 25, who has lived across the street from Piccard for about a year, said the man appeared to be thin and pale. Shields said a neighbor told him that Piccard wanted to go to Florida to die.

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Man-Shot-by-Security-after-Firing-Shots-at-Federal-Courthouse-in-Wheeling-227121701.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/shooting-at-west-virginia-courthouse-gunman-killed-by-authorities-report-says

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/w-va-courthouse-shooting-update-prosecutor-says-ex-cop-thomas-j-piccard-hated-govt/

http://wvpublic.org/post/ex-police-officer-identified-shooter-federal-building-wheeling

http://www.wtrf.com/story/23648971/breaking-shots-fired-at-federal-courthouse-building-in-wheeling

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/10/wheeling-courthouse-shooting-ex-cop-killed-had-cancer-neighbors-say-95204.html

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/marshals-gunman-fires-at-us-courthouse-in-wva/22357242

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/10/ex-cop-waved-off-bystanders-before-shooting/

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Man-Shot-by-Security-after-Firing-Shots-at-Federal-Courthouse-in-Wheeling-227121701.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201310100036

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201310090087

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/10/shooter_killed_at_west_virgini.html

http://heavy.com/news/2013/10/tom-piccard-shooting-wheeling-west-virginia-courthouse/

Killed – John Conway Smith (Circleville, WV)

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CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his elderly father.

West Virginia State Police have charged John William Smith, 54, with first degree murder.

Troopers say they responded to a shooting at a home on Pike Gap Road in Circleville, Saturday.

When they arrived on scene, troopers say they found John Conway Smith, 83, dead from a gunshot wound.

His son, John Conway Smith, was arrested at the crime scene and is now in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail.

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Man-Accused-of-Shooting-and-Killing-his-Elderly-Father-226615461.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201310060014

http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/fatal-shooting-in-pendleton-county/article_010ad8ec-81f3-5e49-a410-bc3710896c23.html

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/10/05/circleville-man-allegedly-killed-his-father/

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201310060100

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/23622803/wv-state-police-troopers-charge-son-with-fathers-murder-in-pendleton-county

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2274017&fh_id=14422

Killed – Harry Arnold Edwards (Mohawk, WV)

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Relatives of the victim found the body of a man who was killed in a McDowell murder investigation.

Deputies in McDowell County were called to a home in Mohawk at around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday. When they arrived they found Harry Arnold Edwards, 63, was found shot in the head. Deputies said that it was Edwards sister and brother-in-law who found him. The two apparently saw Edwards lying on the floor. Deputies said that the two forced their way into the home, then called 911.

59 News Spoke with brother-in-law Earl King who said he talked to Edwards almost every day and he knew something was wrong when he didn’t hear from him.

King also said knew it was suspicious when they realized some of his personal items were missing.

“He had a wallet that you wouldn’t believe it kept titles, registration, everything important he would carry it in that big old wallet,” said King.

But his wallet wasn’t the only thing. King said two of his brother’s pistols were gone as well as two guns that someone came and sold to Edwards.

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/23547512/murder-investigation-in-mcdowell-county

http://www.wvva.com/story/23547363/2013/09/27/man-shot-dead-in-mcdowell-county

http://www.hurherald.com/cgi-bin/db_scripts/articles2?Action=user_view&db=articles_hurherald&id=53654

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Harry-Arnold-Edwards-96471934

Killed – Frank Tulock (Weirton, WV)

Frank Tulock

Investigators allege 18-year-old Adam Barnhart of Weirton shot and killed Frank Tulock during a fight near Hudson and Orchard streets at about 3 a.m. Sunday.

Police received a call about an argument and shots fired. When they arrived they found Tulock lying on the ground. He had been shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers found Barnhart hiding in bushes along Hudson Avenue a short time after the shooting. Police spent the night searching for the gun believed used in the shooting.

Investigators said it doesn’t appear Tulock was part of the initial fight.

WEIRTON, W.Va. –A Weirton teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with a September 2013 shooting death.

Adam Barnhart, 19, shot and killed Frank Tulock during a fight near Hudson and Orchard streets in Weirton. Prosecutors said Barnhart fired eight shots, four of them struck Tulock. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Barnhart pleaded guilty to second degree murder and wanton endangerment with a firearm. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

A brother, a son and a father, but now he’s being called a hero after trying to break up what appeared to be a domestic disturbance early Sunday in Weirton, W. Va.
He suffered a fatal gunshot wound in the process.

“She kept begging someone to help, ‘My God please help me!’ He told his old lady call the police, and ‘I’m going to go see what’s going on,’” said Cindy Campbell, Tulock’s aunt. “She told him, ‘Please don’t go out, I have a bad feeling. Please don’t go outside.’ And he said, ‘If it was you, I would expect someone to help you.’”

Police say as Tulock tried to help, 18-year-old Adam Barnhart went inside and got a gun. Barnhart is accused of firing four shots at Tulock, then leaving him to die on his son’s fourth birthday.

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/09/09/weirton-police-investigating-weekend-murder/

http://wvmetronews.com/2014/05/06/teenager-pleads-guilty-in-weirton-shooting-death/

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/09/10/washington-county-man-fatally-shot-while-trying-to-break-up-fight/

http://www.wtrf.com/story/23441264/man-accused-of-killing-good-samaritan-in-weirton-due-in-court

http://www.weirtondailytimes.com/page/content.detail/id/604009/Weirton-man-dies-in-Sunday-shooting.html?nav=5006

http://weirtondailytimes.com/page/content.detail/id/606303/Weirton-shooting-leads-to-indictment.html?nav=5006

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20131112/NEWS01/131119857

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20130909/NEWS01/130909404

http://www.tributes.com/show/Frank-A.-Tulock-96427356

http://www.nealfuneralhomes.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/13078/id/2228635

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Kimberly Stines (Barboursville, WV)

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CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — West Virginia State Police have released the names of two people found dead in a home in Cabell County.

State Police tell WSAZ.com Barry Stewart, 31, and Kimberly Stines, 34, both of Huntington, were found dead in a home in the 6200-block of Division Road Tuesday morning.

They say their bodies may have been there for several days.

A family member found the pair and called 911 around 10 a.m.

Investigators are not releasing how the two died, but do say a gun was involved. They also say there are no other suspects in the case and the investigation is isolated to the home.

HUNTINGTON — Two people were found dead at a home in East Pea Ridge on Tuesday morning in what law enforcement authorities called a tragic domestic violence situation.

Barry Allen Stewart and ex-wife Kimberly Ann Stines died in what West Virginia State Police deemed a murder-suicide. Their bodies were found Sept. 3 at Stewart’s residence in the 6000 block of Division Road near East Pea Ridge.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-ALERT-Two-Found-Dead-in-House-near-BaArboursville–222199551.html

http://new.wvmetronews.com/2013/09/04/two-bodies-found-in-cabell-county-home-identified/

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x1986654941/Two-are-dead-in-domestic-shooting

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x955018629/Scandals-probes-cuts-highlight-2013

http://www.heckfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Kimberly-Stines/#!/Obituary

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116583267

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Barry Stewart (Barboursville, WV)

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CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — West Virginia State Police have released the names of two people found dead in a home in Cabell County.

State Police tell WSAZ.com Barry Stewart, 31, and Kimberly Stines, 34, both of Huntington, were found dead in a home in the 6200-block of Division Road Tuesday morning.

They say their bodies may have been there for several days.

A family member found the pair and called 911 around 10 a.m.

Investigators are not releasing how the two died, but do say a gun was involved. They also say there are no other suspects in the case and the investigation is isolated to the home.

HUNTINGTON — Two people were found dead at a home in East Pea Ridge on Tuesday morning in what law enforcement authorities called a tragic domestic violence situation.

Barry Allen Stewart and ex-wife Kimberly Ann Stines died in what West Virginia State Police deemed a murder-suicide. Their bodies were found Sept. 3 at Stewart’s residence in the 6000 block of Division Road near East Pea Ridge.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-ALERT-Two-Found-Dead-in-House-near-BaArboursville–222199551.html

http://new.wvmetronews.com/2013/09/04/two-bodies-found-in-cabell-county-home-identified/

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x1986654941/Two-are-dead-in-domestic-shooting

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x955018629/Scandals-probes-cuts-highlight-2013

http://www.heckfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Kimberly-Stines/#!/Obituary

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116583267

Killed – Man (Weirton, WV)

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Weirton Police are investigating a shooting death that took place just after noon Monday in the Weirton Heights section of town.

Police say it happened just after noon on Owings Street, and the victim was reportedly shot in the chest accidentally.

http://www.wtrf.com/story/23318143/one-dead-after-shooting-in-weirton-heights

Killed – Julius Davis (East Lynn, WV)

Julius Davis

WAYNE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A woman charged with murdering the man she had two children with has accepted a plea deal to a lesser charge.

Erica Dawn Streets, 32, of East Lynn, was charged with the shooting death of Julius Davis, 51, of East Lynn, in 2013.

Davis was reported missing by a friend in late August 2013. In early October, his body was recovered from a makeshift grave on his property.

Wayne County court officials tells WSAZ that on Monday Streets pleaded guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter. She will be sentenced in May, and faces 3-15 years in prison.

Back in June, Daniel Kilpatrick, 51, of East Lynn, pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in the death. Kilpatrick was given a three year suspended prison sentence and was placed on probation for five years.

State Police said Streets confessed to shooting Davis in the head with a rifle while he was in bed.

According to the criminal complaints, Streets told troopers that after she shot her “boyfriend” she called Kilpatrick to dispose of the body.

Troopers say Kilpatrick told them that he buried the body, cleaned the scene and burned evidence from the crime.

A marriage certificate also indicates she married another man Oct. 1 before a circuit judge in New Martinsville, W.Va., according to an official with the Wetzel County Clerk’s Office. It listed Pine Grove, W.Va., as the new couple’s city address, but State Trooper D.J. Chapman said the suspect, new husband Jamie Swimm and Streets’ sons were at the Little Lynn Creek mobile home when she was arrested.

State Police were alerted to Davis’ disappearance Aug. 23 by way of a missing persons report. It indicated Davis was last seen in July, and Chapman said further information suggested Davis had packed his belongings and abruptly left the couple’s residence.

http://www.800wvhu.com/articles/wvhu-local-news-118957/woman-pleads-guilty-to-lesser-charge-13421403/

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Two-Arrested-in-Connection-with-Wayne-Murder-Case-226585911.html

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x453419580/No-motive-in-Wayne-shooting

http://www.wvillustrated.com/story/23616533/body-found-in-wayne-county-wv-two-arrested-for-murder

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x1084575504/Two-charged-in-death-of-missing-man

http://www.wowktv.com/story/23616533/body-found-in-wayne-county-wv-two-arrested-for-murder

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201310050027

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/10/05/wayne-woman-allegedly-killed-man-and-got-help-with-getting-rid-of-victims-body/

http://charleston.suntimes.com/chs-news/7/124/92250/update-woman-pleads-guilty-to-lesser-charge-in-wayne-county-murder

Killed – Debbie Dalton (Harper Heights, WV)

Debbie Dalton

Troopers with the Beckley detachment discovered the body of Deborah Dalton, 51, of Lanark, underneath an abandoned car on Easton Street, in the Harper Heights area near Beckley, at about 6 p.m. Monday, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous. Dalton’s body was sent to the state medical examiner, who determined she was shot to death, Baylous said. State Police are treating the death as a homicide. Baylous said the shooting appears to be drug-related

Aaron Portis appeared before Magistrate Greg Tanner in Raleigh County Tuesday morning. Portis has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Deborah Dalton.

Dalton’s body was found under a car at a residence in the Harper Heights area on Aug. 19.

Testimony at Tuesday’s hearing from Trooper Martin with the West Virginia State Police revealed that Dalton had been shot twice in the head with a small-caliber gun.

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201308210074

http://www.wvva.com/story/23391849/2013/09/10/hearing-reveals-details-of-harper-heights-slaying

http://www.wvva.com/story/23313074/2013/09/01/arrest-made-in-harper-heights-murder

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/23310421/arrest-made-in-murder-investigationupdate

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/23209596/murder-investigation-under-way-in-harper-heights-debra-dalton

Killed – Darien Blaney (Beckley, WV)

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An argument turns deadly. One young man is dead and a teen is behind bars for his murder. Beckley Police said  it all happened in East Beckley.

Detectives said gun shots were fired at the corner of Cannady and Mulberry Street around 4:30, Tuesday evening. One of the shots fatally struck 20-year-old Darien Blaney, in the chest. The shooter? Police said it is a teen.  They said it is 19-year-old Gaston Smith III, he is charged with first-degree murder.  Police said the two may have had a turbulent relationship leading up to the fatal shooting.

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/22972803/beckley-police-investigate-deadly-shooting

http://www.register-herald.com/news/judge-rules-murder-case-will-go-to-grand-jury/article_b57a5538-221d-5ff2-9371-12670e16eede.html

http://woay.com/News.aspx?nid=7577

http://www.wvva.com/story/22973039/2013/07/30/1-dead-1-in-custody-in-beckley-shooting

http://www.whig.com/story/23097019/2013/08/09/case-against-beckley-murder-suspects-heads-to-grand-jury

Killed – Shane A. Meadows (Glenwood, WV)

Shane A. Meadows

Authorities are investigating after a Mason County man was shot dead at a home in Glenwood.

A shooting was reported in Mason County, WV about 4:30 p.m.

 

Mason deputies were dispatched just before 5 p.m. Monday to a home on Chandler’s Ridge Road near Glenwood to investigate after a shooting was reported in the area.

When they arrived they found Shane A. Meadows, 25, of Glenwood with a single gunshot wound, according to a news release. Meadows died at the scene as a result of the wound, deputies said.

MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A man accused of shooting and killing a young man he helped raise said he had no choice, saying it was a matter of life or death.

“I begged him to stop hitting me, and he went into a rage,” Bill Bell said in an exclusive interview with WSAZ.com’s Tim Irr.

Bell said it is difficult to process the whole scene, especially being the one who pulled the trigger on 25-year-old Shane Meadows of Glenwood, W.Va. But he said he is forever haunted by the memories.

“Even with my eyes open, I just keep seeing it over and over and over in my head,” Bell said. “I can’t get it out of my head.”

Deputies interviewed Bell after the shooting; he was never put in cuffs or charged — presumably this would be an argument of self defense.

Bell says the attack with a 2-by-4 ensued after he refused to let Meadows borrow some equipment and continued up the hall to Bell’s bedroom.

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201307300093

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-ALERT-One-Dead-in-Shooting-in-Mason-County-217439781.html

http://www.wboy.com/story/22960118/man-dies-in-mason-county-shooting-victims-name-released

Mass Shooting – Killed – Todd Amos (Clarksburg, WV)

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Four people are confirmed dead after a shooting at about 4:30 a.m. July 26 in the vicinity of 743 Locust Avenue, Clarksburg, according to Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer. The shooting included two innocent bystanders, identified as Fred, 70, and Freddy Swiger, 47, a father and son newspaper delivery team with more than 30 years at the Exponent Telegram.

“They delivered papers and were on their paper route at the time. There is no indication that either of the Mr. Swigers had anything to do with any transaction that may have taken place inside the house which lead to the shooting,” Shaffer said.

The two other victims have been identified as Todd Amos, 29, and Christopher Hart, 27, both of Harrison County, according to Shaffer. Three of the victims died at the scene on Locust Avenue, while Hart died at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport from a gunshot wound to his head. Shaffer said Amos had an extensive criminal record including DUI, robbery, possession of a controlled substance and larceny.

Shaffer said the alleged shooter has been identified as Sidney Muller, 27 of Harrison County. Muller was arrested Friday morning by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for driving on a suspended license. Muller has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail. Shaffer also said it is believed Muller was the only shooter. Muller’s criminal past includes only a DUI, Shaffer said. Muller has ties to Texas and it’s unknown how long he’s been in West Virginia. It also appeared that Muller was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, but Shaffer wasn’t certain if he was still active.

http://www.wboy.com/story/22937993/update-4-people-dead-after-shooting-in-clarksburg-sidney-muller

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307260012

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114421861

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/08/01/two-newspaper-carriers-in-clarksburg-remembered/

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-fred-swiger-sr/article_ac32f134-f7f1-11e2-9a10-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-freddie-swiger-jr/article_ce3c1bf2-f7f1-11e2-a159-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.tributes.com/show/Frederick-Donald-Swiger-96193219

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/todd-russell-amos/article_97c412d6-f987-11e2-a906-001a4bcf887a.html

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/27/harrison-county-man-charged-with-clarksburg-murders/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Todd-Russell-Amos-96197134

http://www.connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Quadruple-Murder-in-Clarksburg-Result-of-Drug-Transaction-Gone-Awry-Suspect-May-Be-Bridgeport-Resident4414

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/sidney-muller_n_3661185.html

http://connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Man-Charged-in-Quadruple-Clarksburg-Homicide-Back-in-Court-Today5993

 

Mass Shooting – Killed – Freddie Swiger Jr. (Clarksburg, WV)

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Four people are confirmed dead after a shooting at about 4:30 a.m. July 26 in the vicinity of 743 Locust Avenue, Clarksburg, according to Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer. The shooting included two innocent bystanders, identified as Fred, 70, and Freddy Swiger, 47, a father and son newspaper delivery team with more than 30 years at the Exponent Telegram.

“They delivered papers and were on their paper route at the time. There is no indication that either of the Mr. Swigers had anything to do with any transaction that may have taken place inside the house which lead to the shooting,” Shaffer said.

The two other victims have been identified as Todd Amos, 29, and Christopher Hart, 27, both of Harrison County, according to Shaffer. Three of the victims died at the scene on Locust Avenue, while Hart died at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport from a gunshot wound to his head. Shaffer said Amos had an extensive criminal record including DUI, robbery, possession of a controlled substance and larceny.

Shaffer said the alleged shooter has been identified as Sidney Muller, 27 of Harrison County. Muller was arrested Friday morning by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for driving on a suspended license. Muller has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail. Shaffer also said it is believed Muller was the only shooter. Muller’s criminal past includes only a DUI, Shaffer said. Muller has ties to Texas and it’s unknown how long he’s been in West Virginia. It also appeared that Muller was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, but Shaffer wasn’t certain if he was still active.

http://www.wboy.com/story/22937993/update-4-people-dead-after-shooting-in-clarksburg-sidney-muller

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307260012

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114421861

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/08/01/two-newspaper-carriers-in-clarksburg-remembered/

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-fred-swiger-sr/article_ac32f134-f7f1-11e2-9a10-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-freddie-swiger-jr/article_ce3c1bf2-f7f1-11e2-a159-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.tributes.com/show/Frederick-Donald-Swiger-96193219

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/todd-russell-amos/article_97c412d6-f987-11e2-a906-001a4bcf887a.html

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/27/harrison-county-man-charged-with-clarksburg-murders/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Todd-Russell-Amos-96197134

http://www.connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Quadruple-Murder-in-Clarksburg-Result-of-Drug-Transaction-Gone-Awry-Suspect-May-Be-Bridgeport-Resident4414

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/sidney-muller_n_3661185.html

http://connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Man-Charged-in-Quadruple-Clarksburg-Homicide-Back-in-Court-Today5993

 

Mass Shooting – Killed – Fred Swiger Sr. (Clarksburg, WV)

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Four people are confirmed dead after a shooting at about 4:30 a.m. July 26 in the vicinity of 743 Locust Avenue, Clarksburg, according to Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer. The shooting included two innocent bystanders, identified as Fred, 70, and Freddy Swiger, 47, a father and son newspaper delivery team with more than 30 years at the Exponent Telegram.

“They delivered papers and were on their paper route at the time. There is no indication that either of the Mr. Swigers had anything to do with any transaction that may have taken place inside the house which lead to the shooting,” Shaffer said.

The two other victims have been identified as Todd Amos, 29, and Christopher Hart, 27, both of Harrison County, according to Shaffer. Three of the victims died at the scene on Locust Avenue, while Hart died at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport from a gunshot wound to his head. Shaffer said Amos had an extensive criminal record including DUI, robbery, possession of a controlled substance and larceny.

Shaffer said the alleged shooter has been identified as Sidney Muller, 27 of Harrison County. Muller was arrested Friday morning by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for driving on a suspended license. Muller has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail. Shaffer also said it is believed Muller was the only shooter. Muller’s criminal past includes only a DUI, Shaffer said. Muller has ties to Texas and it’s unknown how long he’s been in West Virginia. It also appeared that Muller was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, but Shaffer wasn’t certain if he was still active.

http://www.wboy.com/story/22937993/update-4-people-dead-after-shooting-in-clarksburg-sidney-muller

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307260012

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114421861

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/08/01/two-newspaper-carriers-in-clarksburg-remembered/

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-fred-swiger-sr/article_ac32f134-f7f1-11e2-9a10-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-freddie-swiger-jr/article_ce3c1bf2-f7f1-11e2-a159-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.tributes.com/show/Frederick-Donald-Swiger-96193219

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/todd-russell-amos/article_97c412d6-f987-11e2-a906-001a4bcf887a.html

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/27/harrison-county-man-charged-with-clarksburg-murders/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Todd-Russell-Amos-96197134

http://www.connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Quadruple-Murder-in-Clarksburg-Result-of-Drug-Transaction-Gone-Awry-Suspect-May-Be-Bridgeport-Resident4414

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/sidney-muller_n_3661185.html

http://connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Man-Charged-in-Quadruple-Clarksburg-Homicide-Back-in-Court-Today5993

 

Mass Shooting – Killed – Christopher Hart (Clarksburg, WV)

Christopher Hart

Four people are confirmed dead after a shooting at about 4:30 a.m. July 26 in the vicinity of 743 Locust Avenue, Clarksburg, according to Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer. The shooting included two innocent bystanders, identified as Fred, 70, and Freddy Swiger, 47, a father and son newspaper delivery team with more than 30 years at the Exponent Telegram.

“They delivered papers and were on their paper route at the time. There is no indication that either of the Mr. Swigers had anything to do with any transaction that may have taken place inside the house which lead to the shooting,” Shaffer said.

The two other victims have been identified as Todd Amos, 29, and Christopher Hart, 27, both of Harrison County, according to Shaffer. Three of the victims died at the scene on Locust Avenue, while Hart died at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport from a gunshot wound to his head. Shaffer said Amos had an extensive criminal record including DUI, robbery, possession of a controlled substance and larceny.

Shaffer said the alleged shooter has been identified as Sidney Muller, 27 of Harrison County. Muller was arrested Friday morning by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for driving on a suspended license. Muller has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail. Shaffer also said it is believed Muller was the only shooter. Muller’s criminal past includes only a DUI, Shaffer said. Muller has ties to Texas and it’s unknown how long he’s been in West Virginia. It also appeared that Muller was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, but Shaffer wasn’t certain if he was still active.

http://www.wboy.com/story/22937993/update-4-people-dead-after-shooting-in-clarksburg-sidney-muller

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307260012

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114421861

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/08/01/two-newspaper-carriers-in-clarksburg-remembered/

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-fred-swiger-sr/article_ac32f134-f7f1-11e2-9a10-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/frederick-donald-freddie-swiger-jr/article_ce3c1bf2-f7f1-11e2-a159-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.tributes.com/show/Frederick-Donald-Swiger-96193219

http://www.theet.com/obituaries/todd-russell-amos/article_97c412d6-f987-11e2-a906-001a4bcf887a.html

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/27/harrison-county-man-charged-with-clarksburg-murders/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Todd-Russell-Amos-96197134

http://www.connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Quadruple-Murder-in-Clarksburg-Result-of-Drug-Transaction-Gone-Awry-Suspect-May-Be-Bridgeport-Resident4414

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/sidney-muller_n_3661185.html

http://connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=News&item=Man-Charged-in-Quadruple-Clarksburg-Homicide-Back-in-Court-Today5993

 

Killed – Lorenzo Craig (Huntington, WV)

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HUNTINGTON — Police have identified the man killed in an early morning shooting as a Detroit native.

Lorenzo M. Craig, 25, had been living in the Huntington area for several years, before he was killed just after 1 a.m. Thursday, said Huntington Police Lt. John Williams. The victim’s family still lives out of state.

The shooting happened outside of a nightclub in the 1600 block of 8th Avenue. Officers arrived to find Craig’s body fatally shot and laying next to the 8th Avenue nightclub, Poppy’s.

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x1747397393/Man-dead-after-overnight-shooting-in-Huntington

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-ALERT–Shooting-in-Huntington-216873281.html

http://www.wboy.com/story/22927111/victims-name-released-in-thursday-morning-shooting-in-huntington

http://www.tributes.com/show/Lorenzo-Craig-96196996

Killed – Michael Ogle Jr. (Pennsboro, WV)

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PENNSBORO, W.Va. — A Ritchie County man was charged with murder over the weekend after allegedly shooting his father to death following an argument.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said troopers from the Harrisville detachment went to a home on Penn Avenue in Pennsboro late Saturday to respond to reports of shots fired. When they got there, Steven Fisher, 22, was outside waiting for them, Baylous said.

Baylous said Fisher allegedly shot and killed his father, Michael Clarence Ogle Jr., 52, with a .357 Magnum revolver after an argument.

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307220029

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/22/ritchie-man-jailed-after-fathers-shooting-death/

http://www.hurherald.com/obits.php?id=52982

http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Ritchie-County-Man-Behind-Bars-After-He-Apparently-Shot-and-Killed-His-Father-10878

http://www.wboy.com/story/22894636/state-police-arrest-ritchie-county-man-accused-of-killing-his-father

Killed – Ryan Earl Young (Elkins, WV)

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Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said Tuesday that Wade Raese, 27, is being charged with first degree murder. Raese is accused of shooting Ryan Earl Young, 45, of South Carolina last week in a vehicle in the Highland Park area.

Young died Saturday evening at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Raese is being held without bail in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

If convicted, Raese faces life in prison.

 

Update

Wade Raese turned himself into law enforcement Tuesday morning.  Raese is charged with attempted murder and is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $250,00200 cash only bond.


Original Story

Law enforcement in Randolph County are still looking for a shooting suspect Tuesday after a man was shot in the head inside a vehicle Monday night.

It happened just after 8 p.m. in Highland Park in Elkins, said Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady.

Brady said sheriff’s deputies received a dispatch from 911 that Davis Memorial Hospital had  someone with a gunshot wound to the head.

Deputies were informed through a witness who was at the hospital’s waiting room that the victim was identified as Ryan Earl Young. Young is believed to be from South Carolina, Brady said.

The witness told authorities that Wade Raese, 27, shot Young inside a vehicle at Highland Park that all three were occupying, Brady said. Young was sitting as a front seat passenger, and Raese was seated in the back behind Young.

Deputies did confirm with hospital staff that Young suffered a gunshot wound to the rear of the head and neck area, Brady said.

Raese is described as a white man, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing between 125 and 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Young is listed in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Brady said warrants for attempted murder are currently out for Raese. Raese is believed to still be in possession of a handgun, and is considered armed and dangerous, Brady said.

Authorities are still searching Randolph County for Raese. The West Virginia State Police and Elkins Police Department are also assisting.

http://www.wboy.com/story/22849188/randolph-county-shooting-victim-dies

http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=5-NEWS-UPDATE-Shooting-Victim-Dies-Suspect-Now-Charged-with-Murder10909

http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=5-NEWS-UPDATE-Shooting-Suspect-Charged-Victim-in-Critical-Condition10800

http://wvmetronews.com/2014/03/24/guilty-plea-in-elkins-murder-case-judge-postpones-final-ruling/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spartanburg/obituary.aspx?n=ryan-earl-young&pid=166015080

http://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/563483/Elkins-man-being-charged-with-first-degree-murder.html?nav=5014

http://greertoday.com/greer-sc/obituaries/ryan-earl-young/2013/07/19/

Double Shooting – Killed – Sherry Matthews (Princeton, WV)

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PRINCETON (WVVA) – New details surrounding Monday morning’s deadly shooting at an apartment near Princeton have been revealed in a criminal complaint on the incident filed by police.

The complaint states that 32-year-old Steven McDonald and 23-year-old Latasha Kanode admitted to conspiring to rob and kill 44-year-old Sherry Matthews at her residence at 1031 Thornton Avenue.

Deputies arriving at the scene Monday morning found Matthews dead from two gunshot wounds.

A second victim, 41-year-old Edward Thomas, was shot in the face, but alert and able to identify the suspects to police, the complaint states.

Thomas further told police that the suspects fled in a Dodge Dakota truck.

Police located McDonald and the truck at his place of employment in the Glenwood area. He was taken to the sheriff’s department for questioning and — after initially denying involvement — police say McDonald eventually admitted to conspiring with Kanode to commit the crime and hiding the weapon under the hood of his truck.

The weapon was recovered by sheriff’s deputies.

Mercer County Sheriff Don Meadows tells WVVA News the fatal shooting occurred around 5:20 a.m. at an apartment building on Thornton Avenue, in the Lilly Grove area near Princeton.

http://www.wvva.com/story/22843946/2013/07/15/1-in-custody-1-at-large-in-fatal-mercer-co-shooting

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/15/princeton-shooting-kills-one-injures-another/

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/local_news/two-charged-with-first-degree-murder-ordered-held-without-bond/article_ae06fde3-9627-5621-84d1-a954eef51ee4.html?mode=jqm

http://www.wvillustrated.com/story/24644911/man-and-woman-enter-guilty-pleas-to-murder-investigation

http://www.bdtonline.com/obituaries/sherry-arlene-trivett-matthews/article_750cbb24-f384-5284-b067-30e85507c7e5.html?mode=jqm

http://www.ptonline.net/news/article_d4d124ea-0d24-536e-a5e5-a4934e2043b5.html?mode=jqm

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Princeton, WV)

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PRINCETON (WVVA) – New details surrounding Monday morning’s deadly shooting at an apartment near Princeton have been revealed in a criminal complaint on the incident filed by police.

The complaint states that 32-year-old Steven McDonald and 23-year-old Latasha Kanode admitted to conspiring to rob and kill 44-year-old Sherry Matthews at her residence at 1031 Thornton Avenue.

Deputies arriving at the scene Monday morning found Matthews dead from two gunshot wounds.

A second victim, 41-year-old Edward Thomas, was shot in the face, but alert and able to identify the suspects to police, the complaint states.

Thomas further told police that the suspects fled in a Dodge Dakota truck.

Police located McDonald and the truck at his place of employment in the Glenwood area. He was taken to the sheriff’s department for questioning and — after initially denying involvement — police say McDonald eventually admitted to conspiring with Kanode to commit the crime and hiding the weapon under the hood of his truck.

The weapon was recovered by sheriff’s deputies.

Mercer County Sheriff Don Meadows tells WVVA News the fatal shooting occurred around 5:20 a.m. at an apartment building on Thornton Avenue, in the Lilly Grove area near Princeton.

http://www.wvva.com/story/22843946/2013/07/15/1-in-custody-1-at-large-in-fatal-mercer-co-shooting

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/15/princeton-shooting-kills-one-injures-another/

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/local_news/two-charged-with-first-degree-murder-ordered-held-without-bond/article_ae06fde3-9627-5621-84d1-a954eef51ee4.html?mode=jqm

http://www.wvillustrated.com/story/24644911/man-and-woman-enter-guilty-pleas-to-murder-investigation

http://www.bdtonline.com/obituaries/sherry-arlene-trivett-matthews/article_750cbb24-f384-5284-b067-30e85507c7e5.html?mode=jqm

http://www.ptonline.net/news/article_d4d124ea-0d24-536e-a5e5-a4934e2043b5.html?mode=jqm

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer 2 (Nicholas County, WV)

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Two Nicholas County deputies are in satisfactory condition at the hospital following a deadly standoff with an elderly man over the weekend.

As of Monday morning, Deputy Buddy Stapleton is listed in satisfactory condition. Deputy Tommy Allison is listed as ‘under evaluation’, according to Charleston Area Medical Center.

Stapleton was shot in the leg and Allison was shot in the face during a four-hour long standoff, according to West Virginia State Police.

On Saturday, deputies responded to complaints of an argument between a neighbor and 84-year-old John Evans.

Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said Evans shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Allison arrive a short time later for back-up. Evans also shot him, causing injuries to his stomach and face.

Two Nicholas County deputies were shot by an elderly man in the area of Craigsville during a shootout.

According to P. K. Milam, Nicholas County Prosecutor, 84-year old John Evans had an argument with a neighbor who then called 911 at about 9 AM Saturday.

West Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous tells 13 News that Deputy Buddy Stapleton first responded to the call. When Stapleton arrived, Evans shot him in the leg.

Baylous also tells us that when backup arrived, Deputy Tommy Allison was shot in the face.

CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va., July 6 (UPI) — A 5-hour standoff with an 84-year-old West Virginia man who wounded two deputies ended Saturday when police shot and killed him, authorities said.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22772485/new-nicholas-county-deputies-recovering-after-deadly-standoff-with-elderly-man

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/06/two-deputies-shot-in-nicholas-county/

http://www.wsaz.com/breaking/news/Two-Nicholas-County-Sheriffs-Deputies-Shot-in-Standoff-214471861.html

http://www.wtrf.com/story/22773035/two-nicholas-county-sheriffs-deputies-shot

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Two-Nicholas-County-Sheriffs-Deputies-Shot-in-Standoff-214471861.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307060006

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/07/06/WVa-man-84-shot-to-death-after-wounding-2-deputies/UPI-89881373164023/

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer 1 (Nicholas County, WV)

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Two Nicholas County deputies are in satisfactory condition at the hospital following a deadly standoff with an elderly man over the weekend.

As of Monday morning, Deputy Buddy Stapleton is listed in satisfactory condition. Deputy Tommy Allison is listed as ‘under evaluation’, according to Charleston Area Medical Center.

Stapleton was shot in the leg and Allison was shot in the face during a four-hour long standoff, according to West Virginia State Police.

On Saturday, deputies responded to complaints of an argument between a neighbor and 84-year-old John Evans.

Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said Evans shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Allison arrive a short time later for back-up. Evans also shot him, causing injuries to his stomach and face.

Two Nicholas County deputies were shot by an elderly man in the area of Craigsville during a shootout.

According to P. K. Milam, Nicholas County Prosecutor, 84-year old John Evans had an argument with a neighbor who then called 911 at about 9 AM Saturday.

West Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous tells 13 News that Deputy Buddy Stapleton first responded to the call. When Stapleton arrived, Evans shot him in the leg.

Baylous also tells us that when backup arrived, Deputy Tommy Allison was shot in the face.

CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va., July 6 (UPI) — A 5-hour standoff with an 84-year-old West Virginia man who wounded two deputies ended Saturday when police shot and killed him, authorities said.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22772485/new-nicholas-county-deputies-recovering-after-deadly-standoff-with-elderly-man

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/06/two-deputies-shot-in-nicholas-county/

http://www.wsaz.com/breaking/news/Two-Nicholas-County-Sheriffs-Deputies-Shot-in-Standoff-214471861.html

http://www.wtrf.com/story/22773035/two-nicholas-county-sheriffs-deputies-shot

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Two-Nicholas-County-Sheriffs-Deputies-Shot-in-Standoff-214471861.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307060006

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/07/06/WVa-man-84-shot-to-death-after-wounding-2-deputies/UPI-89881373164023/

Triple Shooting – Killed – John Evans (Nicholas County, WV)

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Two Nicholas County deputies are in satisfactory condition at the hospital following a deadly standoff with an elderly man over the weekend.

As of Monday morning, Deputy Buddy Stapleton is listed in satisfactory condition. Deputy Tommy Allison is listed as ‘under evaluation’, according to Charleston Area Medical Center.

Stapleton was shot in the leg and Allison was shot in the face during a four-hour long standoff, according to West Virginia State Police.

On Saturday, deputies responded to complaints of an argument between a neighbor and 84-year-old John Evans.

Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said Evans shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Allison arrive a short time later for back-up. Evans also shot him, causing injuries to his stomach and face.

Two Nicholas County deputies were shot by an elderly man in the area of Craigsville during a shootout.

According to P. K. Milam, Nicholas County Prosecutor, 84-year old John Evans had an argument with a neighbor who then called 911 at about 9 AM Saturday.

West Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous tells 13 News that Deputy Buddy Stapleton first responded to the call. When Stapleton arrived, Evans shot him in the leg.

Baylous also tells us that when backup arrived, Deputy Tommy Allison was shot in the face.

CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va., July 6 (UPI) — A 5-hour standoff with an 84-year-old West Virginia man who wounded two deputies ended Saturday when police shot and killed him, authorities said.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22772485/new-nicholas-county-deputies-recovering-after-deadly-standoff-with-elderly-man

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/06/two-deputies-shot-in-nicholas-county/

http://www.wsaz.com/breaking/news/Two-Nicholas-County-Sheriffs-Deputies-Shot-in-Standoff-214471861.html

http://www.wtrf.com/story/22773035/two-nicholas-county-sheriffs-deputies-shot

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Two-Nicholas-County-Sheriffs-Deputies-Shot-in-Standoff-214471861.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307060006

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/07/06/WVa-man-84-shot-to-death-after-wounding-2-deputies/UPI-89881373164023/

Killed – Deangelo Erquhart (Huntington, WV)

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Detectives with the Huntington Police Department released the name and photo of the man they believe shot and killed a man July 5.

Detectives say a murder warrant is issued for David Pitts, 25, of Huntington. Pitts is wanted in connection to the fatal shooting that happened at Gary’s Place just after 1 a.m. last Friday.

23-year old Deangelo D. Erquhart died in the shooting.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22764882/one-shot-dead-at-garys-place-in-huntington-person-in-custody

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-ALERT-Shooting-Investigation-in-Huntington-214344451.html

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22764882/detectives-release-photo-and-name-of-suspect-in-huntington-bar-murder

http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/131107_20570.shtml

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/05/death-in-huntington-bar-shooting/

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/07/08/suspect-named-in-huntington-shooting-death/

Killed – Boy – William Owens (Bristol, WV)

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Update

Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer issued the following statement Tuesday: “I will present the case to the upcoming term of the Harrison County Grand Jury for their consideration of whether any criminal charges would be appropriate. The reason I’m doing that is because the shooting victim is a family member, but you also have the issue of responsible gun ownership. It’s a good case for members of the community to decide if charges will be appropriate in this case.”

Update:

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has released information about a shooting on Jarvisville Road in the Bristol area of Harrison County that happened around 11:38 p.m. Sunday.

Sheriff Albert Marano said William Owens, 11, of Jarvisville, was lying in bed when he received a single gunshot wound to his chest. Just prior to the shooting, Owens’ grandmother, Tina Owens, 57, of Jarvisville and Owens’ father heard what they thought to be intruders tampering with their properties outside.

Tina Owens went outside to investigate, taking along a .40 caliber pistol and fired multiple shots to scare away the intruders. One of the shots went astray, said Sheriff Marano, traveling into the house wall and hitting William Owens in the chest. William later died from his injuries.

Tina Owens’ home and William Owens’ homes are about 200 ft. apart, said Marano. Tina hasn’t been charged although the investigation is ongoing. When complete, the details of the investigation will be submitted to Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Shaffer for further review, said Sheriff Marano.

Update:

Harrison County deputies confirmed that a 9-year old boy was shot Sunday night, and died from his injuries.

No other details were immediately available, but Harrison County Sheriff Albert Marano is expected to release more information Monday morning.

Original Story:

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a shooting late Sunday night, according to 911 records.

The records show the shooting happened on Jarvisville Road in the Bristol area around 11:38 p.m. Sunday. Units did not clear that scene until roughly 4 a.m. Monday morning.

http://www.wboy.com/story/22728815/shooting-reported-in-harrison-co-sunday-night

http://www.wboy.com/story/22728815/update-11-year-old-boy-shot-and-killed-in-harrison-county

Killed – Richard Kohler (Maysel, WV)

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CLAY COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A federal drug investigation became deadly Wednesday morning when police say they tried to enter the trailer of Richard Kohler.

Police tell WSAZ.com Kohler was pointing a long rifle at officers when they entered his home. That’s when an officer fired at Kohler, killing him.

It happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday along Maysel Laurel Ridge Road in Clay County.

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Clay-County-is-Dead-After-Being-Shot-213126541.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201307200048

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/06/26/state-police-man-killed-after-pointing-gun-at-troopers/

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22697861/dea-man-shot-and-killed-by-officers

http://www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2136619&fh_id=12472

http://www.tributes.com/show/Richard-Dale-Kohler-96039853

Killed – Charles Wickline (Jonben, WV)

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JONBEN – A Raleigh County man was killed Friday morning after officials said he pulled a gun on a deputy and took off on a four-wheeler.

According to a release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, home confinement officers were checking up on Charles Wickline, 46, of Jonben, as a condition of his bond for a child neglect resulting in death charge.  When they arrived at his home on Bacontown Road, Wickline allegedly pulled a gun out on the officers and fled on an ATV.

Deputies were able to find him at 5:00 a.m. hiding behind a tree on Willowbet Hollow Road.  Officials said Wickline fired a round at the deputies as they were trying to get him to surrender, causing a deputy to react.  The deputy shot Wickline in the chest.  Deputies and a family member attempted to save Wickline by performing CPR until an ambulance arrived and took over.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

BECKLEY — The Raleigh County Home Confinement officer who initially reported a Jonben man missing — later shot to death after opening fire on a deputy Friday — said that the suspect never pointed a gun at him.

http://woay.com/News.aspx?nid=7126

http://blueridge.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Charles-CW-Wickline-96029377

http://www.wvva.com/story/22654161/2013/06/21/suspect-shot-dead-after-firing-a-police

http://www.register-herald.com/latestnews/x331663733/Home-Confinement-officer-describes-events-leading-up-to-shooting-death-of-Jonben-man/print

Killed – Shane Patrick Henry (Charleston, WV)

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26-year-old Shane Patrick Henry, of the Charleston area, died from multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning in Kanawha County.  According to police, he was found near a dumpster at an apartment complex on John Wesley Road in Mink Shoals.

Detectives say a neighbor found his body beside a dumpster just after 8 a.m. and called for help. They say Henry was shot multiple times.

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22599915/man-shot-and-killed-in-kanawha-county-murder-investigation-mink-shoals-kanawha-county-news-elkview-pinch

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Man-Shot-to-Death-Body-Found-by-Dumpster-211674261.html

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/News/Kanawha/201309120120

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/06/15/murder-investigation-in-kanawha-county/

Killed – Clarence Jackson Stone (Hartland, WV)

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CLAY COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect of Tuesday’s Clay County murder of 65-year-old Clarence “Jack” Stone.

Neighbors called police about the shooting about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. It happened along Sycamore Street in Hartland.

Clarence Jackson Stone, 65, was shot to death at 2:15 p.m. while gardening in his front yard along Sycamore Street in Hartland. A witness reported hearing a gunshot, possibly from a shotgun. The witnesses looked out of the window and saw Stone slumped on the ground.

Stone was at the site of a garden he maintains when he was shot.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Shooting-Reported-in-Clay-County-210116171.html

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22500318/authorities-investigating-fatal-shooting-in-clay-county

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201306050089

Killed – Danny Ray Richardson Jr. (Charleston, WV)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Police arrested a man and woman whom they believe were involved in a shooting that left the woman’s husband dead near Alderson on Tuesday.

Joshua Neal Hubbard, 37, of Peterstown, and Amber Lee Richardson, 25, were both charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Amber Richardson’s husband, Danny Ray Richardson Jr., 33, of Alderson.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said someone called troopers from the Union detachment on Monday morning about 11 a.m. because Danny Richardson had not been seen for several days.

Sgt. C.K. McKenzie went to Richardson’s home near Flat Mountain Road and spoke with Amber Richardson. Baylous said Amber Richardson agreed to go back to the State Police detachment, where she gave more information about her husband’s death.
http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201306040059

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/22492185/captured-manhunt-following-monroe-county-murder-danny-richardson-josh-joshua-hubbard-amber-richardson

http://wvmetronews.com/2013/06/04/manhunt-for-murder-suspect-in-monroe-county/

http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x1504161865/Obituaries-Tuesday-June-11-2013

http://westvirginia.obituaries.funeral.com/2013/06/18/alderson-danny-ray-richardson-jr-33-formerly-of-lynchburg-va-passed-away-monday-june-3-2013-at-his-home-in-alderson-as-a-result-of-injuries-sustained-from-a-tragic-act-of-domestic-violence/

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Police arrested a man and woman whom they believe were involved in a shooting that left the woman’s husband dead near Alderson on Tuesday.

Joshua Neal Hubbard, 37, of Peterstown, and Amber Lee Richardson, 25, were both charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Amber Richardson’s husband, Danny Ray Richardson Jr., 33, of Alderson.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous said someone called troopers from the Union detachment on Monday morning about 11 a.m. because Danny Richardson had not been seen for several days.

Sgt. C.K. McKenzie went to Richardson’s home near Flat Mountain Road and spoke with Amber Richardson. Baylous said Amber Richardson agreed to go back to the State Police detachment, where she gave more information about her husband’s death.

Double Shooting – Killed – Mark Mcdermott (Stanaford, WV)

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RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A man in Raleigh County is facing murder charges after deputies say he shot and killed his stepfather and tried to kill his mother.

Deputies say they arrested Donald Dunn Jr., 23, Saturday morning.

Dunn is accused of shooting and killed his stepfather, Mark Mcdermott, 47, at their home in Stanaford. Deputies say he then attempted to shoot his mother.

She was taken to the hospital. No word yet on the extent of her injuries.

Dunn has also been charged with attempted first degree murder.

Killed in the 11 a.m. shooting was his stepfather, Mark McDermott, 47, who lived at 1002 Overlook Drive.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Man-Faces-Murder-Charges–208967741.html

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/22424014/deadly-shooting-in-stanafordupdate

http://www.register-herald.com/latestnews/x1543054934/Stanaford-man-shot-dead-stepson-charged-with-murder

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201305260044

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x859593740/Stanaford-man-charged-in-stepfather-s-death

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Killed – Female Teen – Brittany Pittman (Charleston, WV)

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Roy Pittman has pleaded not guilty to killing his daughter and shooting his son in the leg.

Deputies say Roy Pittman shot and killed his 15-year-old adopted daughter, Brittany Pittman, back in May.

They say he also wounded his adopted son, Matthew, before shooting himself in the face when deputies arrived.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. – Family members are speaking out after a father has been arrested in connection with a deadly triple shooting.

Deputies say Roy Rodger Pittman shot and killed his 15-year-old adopted daughter, Brittany Pittman, back in May.

They say he also wounded his adopted son Matthew before shooting himself in the face when deputies arrived.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A teenage girl is dead, another teen is wounded and an elderly man is seriously hurt after an apparently botched murder-suicide on Keystone Drive, just south of Yeager Airport, at about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Roy Roger Pittman, 69, killed his 15-year-old adopted stepdaughter with a shotgun blast to the chest and shot his 18-year-old adopted stepson in the upper leg Friday evening after a family dispute, according to Kanawha County Chief Deputy Mike Rutherford.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/charlestonnews/headlines/Fatal-Shooting-Reported-in-Charleston-208900691.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305240104

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201401210044

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201306200043

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22420553/man-arrested-after?clienttype=mobile

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201309260042

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201309260040

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/News/201305260131

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305260040

http://www.leavittfuneralhome.com/obituary/Brittany-Britt-Dawn-Pittman/Charleston-WV/1214534

http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/552094.html

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Wounded – Man 2 (Charleston, WV)

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Roy Pittman has pleaded not guilty to killing his daughter and shooting his son in the leg.

Deputies say Roy Pittman shot and killed his 15-year-old adopted daughter, Brittany Pittman, back in May.

They say he also wounded his adopted son, Matthew, before shooting himself in the face when deputies arrived.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. – Family members are speaking out after a father has been arrested in connection with a deadly triple shooting.

Deputies say Roy Rodger Pittman shot and killed his 15-year-old adopted daughter, Brittany Pittman, back in May.

They say he also wounded his adopted son Matthew before shooting himself in the face when deputies arrived.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A teenage girl is dead, another teen is wounded and an elderly man is seriously hurt after an apparently botched murder-suicide on Keystone Drive, just south of Yeager Airport, at about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Roy Roger Pittman, 69, killed his 15-year-old adopted stepdaughter with a shotgun blast to the chest and shot his 18-year-old adopted stepson in the upper leg Friday evening after a family dispute, according to Kanawha County Chief Deputy Mike Rutherford.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/charlestonnews/headlines/Fatal-Shooting-Reported-in-Charleston-208900691.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305240104

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201401210044

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201306200043

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22420553/man-arrested-after?clienttype=mobile

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201309260042

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201309260040

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/News/201305260131

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305260040

http://www.leavittfuneralhome.com/obituary/Brittany-Britt-Dawn-Pittman/Charleston-WV/1214534

http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/552094.html

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Wounded – Man 1 (Charleston, WV)

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Roy Pittman has pleaded not guilty to killing his daughter and shooting his son in the leg.

Deputies say Roy Pittman shot and killed his 15-year-old adopted daughter, Brittany Pittman, back in May.

They say he also wounded his adopted son, Matthew, before shooting himself in the face when deputies arrived.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. – Family members are speaking out after a father has been arrested in connection with a deadly triple shooting.

Deputies say Roy Rodger Pittman shot and killed his 15-year-old adopted daughter, Brittany Pittman, back in May.

They say he also wounded his adopted son Matthew before shooting himself in the face when deputies arrived.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A teenage girl is dead, another teen is wounded and an elderly man is seriously hurt after an apparently botched murder-suicide on Keystone Drive, just south of Yeager Airport, at about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Roy Roger Pittman, 69, killed his 15-year-old adopted stepdaughter with a shotgun blast to the chest and shot his 18-year-old adopted stepson in the upper leg Friday evening after a family dispute, according to Kanawha County Chief Deputy Mike Rutherford.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/charlestonnews/headlines/Fatal-Shooting-Reported-in-Charleston-208900691.html

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305240104

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201401210044

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201306200043

http://www.wowktv.com/story/22420553/man-arrested-after?clienttype=mobile

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201309260042

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201309260040

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/News/201305260131

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305260040

http://www.leavittfuneralhome.com/obituary/Brittany-Britt-Dawn-Pittman/Charleston-WV/1214534

http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/552094.html

Killed – Christopher Ward (Grandview, WV)

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UPDATE: A man was killed after a physical argument turned violent in Raleigh County.

Officials with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies responded to a shooting on Country Club Road in Beaver around 6:30 Thursday night.  When they arrived on scene, they said they found that Christopher Ward, 39, of Beaver, suffered an apparent gunshot wound.  Ward was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Michael Stines, 46, of Beckley, allegedly admitted to deputies that he was the shooter and told the officers that he and Ward had gotten into a physical altercation.

http://woay.com/News.aspx?nid=6425

Wounded – Man (Williamson, WV)

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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The newly elected Mingo County sheriff, intent on cleaning up the county’s drug problem, was gunned down at midday Wednesday in downtown Williamson.

Williamson resident Larry Dove said he saw a man shoot Sheriff Eugene Crum “right in the head,” in a parking lot on Third Avenue.

Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37, of Delbarton, has been arrested in connection to the shooting, according to West Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous.

Baylous said a Mingo sheriff’s deputy spotted Maynard in a car near Delbarton after the shooting and chased him. He said Maynard wrecked his car and jumped out, pointing a gun at the deputy.

The deputy opened fire, Baylous said, striking Maynard several times. He was taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital, but Baylous said he did not know the suspect’s condition.

A sheriff who was murdered earlier this year was allegedly shot dead by a male gunman that he raped as a teenager.

Eugene Crum, 59, was shot dead in his police cruiser as he sat eating lunch in April, three months after taking up his post in Mingo County, West Virginia.

Tennis Maynard, 37, is suspected of killing the sheriff. However his family have claimed that the shooting was motivated by the fact that Maynard was raped by Crum when he was a teenager.

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201304030091

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17595011-west-virginia-sheriff-slain-while-eating-lunch-in-car

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Crum

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/04/fatally-shot-west-virginia-county-sheriff-eugene-crum-took-aim-at-drug-dealers/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/tennis-melvin-maynard-trial-killing-sheriff-eugene-crum_n_3282173.html

http://www.wowktv.com/story/21867246/mingo-county-sheriff-shot-outside-williamson-city-hall-eugene-crum-courthouse-wv-west-virginia-tennis-maynard

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/eugene-crum-update-suspect-in-w-va-sheriffs-killing-shot-taken-to-hospital-police-say/

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-Mingo-County-Sheriff-Shot-in-Front-of-Courthouse-201271361.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2437491/Sheriff-Eugene-Crum-murdered-male-gunman-raped-teenager.html

Killed – Police Officer – Sheriff Eugene Crum (Williamson, WV)

Sheriff Eugene Crum

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The newly elected Mingo County sheriff, intent on cleaning up the county’s drug problem, was gunned down at midday Wednesday in downtown Williamson.

Williamson resident Larry Dove said he saw a man shoot Sheriff Eugene Crum “right in the head,” in a parking lot on Third Avenue.

Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37, of Delbarton, has been arrested in connection to the shooting, according to West Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous.

Baylous said a Mingo sheriff’s deputy spotted Maynard in a car near Delbarton after the shooting and chased him. He said Maynard wrecked his car and jumped out, pointing a gun at the deputy.

The deputy opened fire, Baylous said, striking Maynard several times. He was taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital, but Baylous said he did not know the suspect’s condition.

A sheriff who was murdered earlier this year was allegedly shot dead by a male gunman that he raped as a teenager.

Eugene Crum, 59, was shot dead in his police cruiser as he sat eating lunch in April, three months after taking up his post in Mingo County, West Virginia.

Tennis Maynard, 37, is suspected of killing the sheriff. However his family have claimed that the shooting was motivated by the fact that Maynard was raped by Crum when he was a teenager.

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201304030091

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17595011-west-virginia-sheriff-slain-while-eating-lunch-in-car

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Crum

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/04/fatally-shot-west-virginia-county-sheriff-eugene-crum-took-aim-at-drug-dealers/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/tennis-melvin-maynard-trial-killing-sheriff-eugene-crum_n_3282173.html

http://www.wowktv.com/story/21867246/mingo-county-sheriff-shot-outside-williamson-city-hall-eugene-crum-courthouse-wv-west-virginia-tennis-maynard

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/eugene-crum-update-suspect-in-w-va-sheriffs-killing-shot-taken-to-hospital-police-say/

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/BREAKING-NEWS-Mingo-County-Sheriff-Shot-in-Front-of-Courthouse-201271361.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2437491/Sheriff-Eugene-Crum-murdered-male-gunman-raped-teenager.html

 

 

Killed – Gary Wayne Smith (Fayette County, WV)

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One man is dead and another is in custody after a fight between two neighbors in a Fayette County mobile home park, Sheriff Steve Kessler says.

Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, the Fayette County 911 center was notified of a shooting at the Mountainair Mobile Home Park in Glen Jean. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Gary Wayne Smith, 22, lying in a mobile home suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Smith was transported to Plateau Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. His body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for autopsy.

Shortly after deputies arrived at the scene, Matthew Paul Gravley, 29, walked out of another residence holding a handgun, which he dropped when instructed to do so by officers. Gravley has been charged with murder and is being held in Southern Regional Jail

http://www.register-herald.com/local/x1319124141/Man-dead-after-shooting-in-Glen-Jean

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/21862648/shooting-investigation-underway-in-fayette-county-fatal-mountainair-mobile-home-matthew-gravely-gary-smith

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/policebrfs/201304040150

http://www.fayettetribune.com/obituaries/x2055663522/Obituaries-Thursday-April-11-2013

Killed – Elizabeth Slagle (Brushfork, WV)

Elizabeth Slagle

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted a Bluefield woman accused of killing another woman after a heated exchange of text messages.

The Associated Press reports that 43-year-old Judith Helen Kowaleski is charged with first-degree murder in the March shooting death of 42-year-old Elizabeth Slagle of Bluefield.

Police have said the two had clashed in text messages and phone calls after an altercation between their children aboard a school bus. Slagle was found shot once with a .38-caliber handgun. A pink hand-held stun gun was found next to her body. A .38-caliber handgun with one bullet discharged was later found at Kowaleski’s home.

MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ/WVVA) — West Virginia State Police say a mother is dead and another in jail following a deadly shooting.

“These women had been texting each other back and forth and decided to meet to settle their differences,” West Virginia State Police Sgt. M.T. Baylous said.

The shooting happened Thursday night at the intersection of Route 123 and Nichols Road in Brushfork. According to investigators, the shooting was the result of an argument following an earlier alteration on a school bus between the two mothers’ children.

Judith Kowaleski, 42, of Bluefield, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Elizabeth Slagle, 42, also of Bluefield.

BRUSHFORK (WVVA) – A woman is dead and another behind bars after a shooting in Mercer County Thursday night that apparently stemmed from an earlier fight between their children on a school bus.

42-year-old Judith Kowaleski of Bluefield, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Elizabeth Slagle.

The shooting occurred before 10 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Route 123 and Nichols Road in Brushfork.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by WVVA News, Kowaleski told police the dispute stemmed from a previous fight between her child and a child of Slagle on a school bus.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/WVa-School-Bus-Argument-Leads-to-Fatal-Shooting-200607361.html

http://www.bdtonline.com/local/x1340807653/Testimony-tells-of-fatal-shot

http://www.wvva.com/story/21824155/2013/03/28/police-investigate-shooting-in-brushfork

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/judith-kowaleski-elizabeth-slagle-shoots-moms-kids-school-bus-fight_n_2999101.html

http://fanningfuneralhomes.com/webcast/10331

http://www.tributes.com/show/Elizabeth-Slagle-95529726