MORE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DEATH - State Police say an autopsy performed Saturday shows 46-year-old Tina M. Fluharty died of multiple gunshot wounds. Fluharty was shot along with her father, 70-year-old William Bernadini, and Trooper B. R. Henderson last Friday. |
The Wellsburg shootings were reportedly done by Tina Fluharty's estranged husband, 49-year-old James P. Fluharty, a murder-suicide.
Fluharty's body was found inside the couple's burned out home. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police say Bernadini was shot multiple times and flown to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Henderson was shot in the arm as he approached the Fluharty's home and is recovering.
The shootings were part of a large number of deadly domestic attacks in the Mountain State during the past few weeks.
SHOOTING IN HOME INVASION - An arrest has been made in a home invasion that resulted in the death of 40-year-old Timothy Fugate.
Twenty-one-year-old Joshua David Horn of the McDowell County town of English was arrested over the weekend at the home of a relative in Tazewell, Virginia, after investigators received an anonymous tip.
Horn is accused of shooting 40-year-old Timothy Fugate in the head last Monday night at the Bradshaw home Fugate shared with his parents. Fugate died in a Charleston hospital.
In addition to first-degree murder, Horn is charged with two counts of assault during the commission of a felony, two counts of first-degree armed robbery, grand larceny, wanton endangerment, nighttime burglary, attempted murder, malicious wounding, three counts of brandishing a deadly weapon, destruction of property and assault.
Horn cut the phone lines to the house and came in through a window. After Fugate was shot, Horn allegedly stabbed the victim's 79-year-old father, Coolidge Fugate, more than a dozen times before fleeing with a laptop computer.
The elder Fugate has been released from the hospital.
BOONE DEPUTY SHOOTS MAN - A Boone County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man Sunday night near Julian after the man allegedly fired two shots at him.
Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller says 41-year-old Danny Ray Holstein was being treated this morning at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston for gunshot wounds to his torso and leg.
The sheriff's deputy was not hurt.
The sheriff says Holstein flagged down the deputy while he was responding to a domestic dispute call on Camp Creek Road near Julian.
When the deputy approached, Miller says Holstein aimed a gun at the deputy and fired two shots at him, but missed.