(01/28/2012)
MAN SHOOTS AT BURGLAR - A Parkersburg homeowner exercised his "Castle Doctrine" rights when he was surprised by two suspected burglars, firing a shot at one of them as he fled the man's house.

Bobby Oliver of Market St. reported that an unknown male entered his residence through a side door and went to the third floor of the home.

Oliver confronted him and reportedly fired one shot with a pistol, according to Sgt. Greg Collins of the Parkersburg Police Department. He was not hit by the discharge.

Oliver said he spotted a second man on his back porch steps, after which they fled through the back yard, said Collins.

Detectives with the Parkersburg Police Department responded to the burglary call.

The state of West Virginia passed the "Castle Doctrine" bill in 2008, which gives citizens the right to use force, even deadly force, while protecting themselves or their family inside their home.

SHOOTING NEAR SCHOOL - A man was taken to the hospital after a shooting near a Charleston school Friday morning.

Charleston police say the man was shot in the calf and taken to CAMC General.

The victim knocked on a woman's door and asked for help, saying he didn't know who shot him.

West Side Elementary was placed on lock down for about 15 minutes as a precaution.

The principal of West Side Elementary School said this is the first time the school was placed on a lock down.

MAN USES KNIFE IN ROBBERY - A man is under arrest in Charleston after police say he threatened another man with a knife and stole his groceries.

Charleston Police arrested Shawn Wright, 31, of Louisville, for robbing the man and then taking off.

The victim was walking along Wyoming Street about 10:40 Thursday night when he was approached by Wright.

Police say Wright tried to bum money off the victim, but he refused.

That's when police say the suspect pulled out a knife and stole the victim's groceries.

An off duty police officer was working at Krogers and saw the suspect and began to question him, police said.

Wright has been charged with first-degree robbery and fleeing.


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