(07/08/2010)
DRIVE-BY SHOOTING KILLS MAN - Charleston police are searching for suspects in an apparent drive-by shooting involving two vehicles that left one man dead on Charleston's West Side.

Police say shots were fired into a green Cadillac Eldorado near a Sav-a-Lot store, Sunday.

Jeremy Parsons, 31, of Poca, died after he crashed into a broken concrete wall, shot once in the head and twice in the left arm, according to police.

Metro 911 dispatchers said the original calls said both the suspect and victim were in vehicles during the shooting. The caller heard three gunshots.

The murder was the third on the West Side in three months.

OFF-DUTY POLICEMAN SHOOTS FRIEND - An officer with the Huntington Police Department is now on administrative leave, while his friend receives treatment at a local hospital in what investigators describe to be an off-duty, accidental shooting, last week.

Huntington Police issued a press release that identified Officer Daniel Wiles as accidentally firing the shot that injured his friend, 25-year-old Justin Kinder at 5:20 a.m.

Kinder received a gunshot wound to the left shoulder.

Police say the shooting involved Wiles' personally-owned firearm.

Investigators found the gun on a nearby sidewalk at the scene and a phone belonging to Kinder>

Police investigators say they know few details as to what led to the shooting.

MAN KILLS DAUGHTER'S BOYFRIEND - A St. Albans man was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his daughter's boyfriend because he believed the man was the source of many of his daughter's problems.

When officers responded to the house Sunday, they found the body of Brandon Hall, 27, dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police went to the house next door and found James Michael Downey, 60, of St. Albans inside.

Police say Downey made a spontaneous statement concerning the shooting to officers when they entered the house.

Downey is the father of Hall's girlfriend, Jennifer Downey, 34, who lived with Hall.

Police said Downey was upset about the relationship between his daughter and Hall, and was concerned about the way he believed Hall was treating her.

TWO GAMBLING PARLORS HELD-UP - Monongalia County authorities are looking into armed robberies of two gambling parlors.

The High Life Lounge on Point Marion Road in Morgantown was robbed by two men, Sunday.

Police were called a short time later to another High Life Lounge robbery located in Eastgate Plaza near Brookhaven. There's no word on whether the two robberies are connected.

HUNTINGTON MAN SHOT IN BACK - A man says he was shot in the parking lot of a convenience store in Huntington, Tuesday.

Huntington Police say Tony Hartshorn, 35, of Fort Gay said he had just finished putting air in his tires when he was shot once in the back.

Police say the victim gave a very vague description of the alleged shooter. He took himself to the emergency room.


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