(05/24/2012)
MAN FIRES SHOTGUN IN CAR DURING TRAFFIC STOP - State Police say a Dunbar man is in jail after allegedly fired a shotgun during a routine traffic stop.

Trooper K.L. Adkins of the South Charleston detachment pulled over Breanna Hall, 20, Tuesday on W.Va. 25 in Dunbar for an expired inspection sticker and improper vehicle registration.

While the officer was filling out citations for those and other infractions, a passenger in the vehicle, Malcolm Jamar Hodges, 22, of Dunbar, allegedly fired a pistol-gripped 12 gauge shotgun that was in the floorboard of the car.

Troopers have no idea why Hodges opened fire or why the shotgun was in the vehicle.

Hall's two children, ages one and two, were also in the car.

Hodges was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment.

Hall is in the South Central Regional Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $3,000 bond. Hodges was also in the South Central Regional Jail, with bond set at $50,000.

MAN JAILED AFTER FIRING GUN - A man from Charleston is behind bars after police say he fired several shots on the west side.

According to the criminal complaint, Michael Gordon, 29, of Charleston, is charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm.

Charleston Police say Gordon and two other men were at the GoMart on Washington Street West early Wednesday morning when Gordon asked one of the men if he bought him a beer.

When Gibson said no, police say Gordon pulled a gun on him and asked him again and then told the other man to drive him back to Beuhring Avenue.

When the three arrived, one of the men said that he had to go to the restroom and got out of the vehicle and then called 911.

He told police that while he was on the phone with Metro 911 he heard six to seven gun shots, according to the complaint.

No one was hurt during the incident.


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