(06/27/2011)
MAN SHOOTS SON - Police say a Berkley Springs man shot his 13-year-old son in the head. He is in Eastern Regional Jail without bond, charged with murder, with lots of questions remaining unanswered about the shooting.

Authorities identified the victim as Andrew Butler, son of 73-year-old William Butler.

Morgan County Sheriff's Deputy C.H. Cobern says Butler told investigators he was showing his son how to shoot Saturday and was standing about five feet from the boy when he heard a gunshot.

Butler told police his son was shooting at him, so he turned and fired back, saying his son was always in trouble and defying his mother.

Police say two guns were found, but it's unclear which was used.

Police indicated they are using caution regarding the explanation.

WOOD SHOOTING - A Mineral Wells man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting and killing another man.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office says Randall Lee White, 56, and Scott Andrew Daggett, 36, also of Mineral Wells, got into a fight.

White reportedly shot Daggett in the abdomen.

Police say the cause of the fight is still under investigation.

MAN DIES AFTER BEING STABBED - A Huntington man died after being stabbed in the chest during an altercation. Police say it was over a woman.

A press release says Joshua Porter, 25, went to a home to confront a man about a woman with whom both men had a relationship.

Porter was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital, where he later died. Police say they are still investigating, indicating it could be a case of self defense.

TEEN ARRESTED IN CHARLESTON SHOOTING - Police say a 19-year-old from Charleston has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man on the city's West Side.

Authorities charged Brandon Levert Gray with murder.

Detective J.F. Taylor wrote in the complaint that the victims cell phone was found on his body and that multiple text messages had been sent and received from a person that police later determined was Gray.

MAN SHOT AFTER HOUSE BREAKING - A Nicholas County man was shot after he allegedly broke into a house in Summersville.

Howard Franklin Harris told police he woke up about 12:15 a.m. to find Christopher Lynn Pino of Ramsey, burglarizing his house.

Harris called police and held a gun on Pino, telling deputies that Pino charged him and he had to shoot. Pino was shot in the head with a handgun.

Pino was taken to CAMC General Hospital in Charleston where he was in stable condition.

NEW MARTINSVILLE STAND-OFF - A standoff in New Martinsville landed a man in a Pittsburgh hospital, but only after officers rushed to his aid.

Police said Larry Jones barricaded himself in his house when police arrived to serve him papers.

Police said at one point, Jones pointed his .22 caliber weapon at officers.

A Special Response Team was called to the scene, made up of New Martinsville Police, Wetzel County Sheriff Deputies and the West Virginia State Police.

Jones eventually turned the gun on himself and shot himself in the stomach.

Jones is listed in stable condition and is facing numerous charges.

MULLENS SHOOTING - Mullens City Police arrested two men for allegedly shooting at a third man. Police said Cody Steele, 22, of Mullens and Kenneth McKinney, 19, of Itmann were both arrested for wanton endangerment, discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police said the two men were at a party at Steele's father's house in Mullens when an argument started.

Witnesses told police three men were shooting at each other.

Officers searched for Casey Browning to check his welfare and to question him in connection with the incident.

GAMING PARLOR HEIST - The man police say robbed a gaming parlor at knifepoint is now in jail in Huntington. Joshua Deel, 24, according to police, robbed Java Joe's.

At least three suspects have been charged with the armed robbery.

HUNTINGTON GUNFIRE - Huntington Police say Justin Anderson, 25, of Huntington. was shot in the arm, with a non-life threatening injury.

Shortly after the shooting, Michael Robinson, 20, of Huntington was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.

Robinson admitted to the shooting, saying it was self-defense.

BERKLEY CO. ARMED ROBBERY - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department is seeking information about an early morning armed robbery at a Berkeley County business.

Police received a call from the 5 Spot No. 3, reporting a robbery in progress.

Police said that two male subjects had entered the business, one with a handgun and one with pepper spray.

The male with the handgun then went around the counter and demanded that an employee give him all the store's money.

The two suspects then fled the scene in an unknown vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash.


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