(02/29/2016)
LOGAN MAN SHOT DEAD DURING DISPUTE - The Logan County Sheriff's Office say a man was shot and killed over the weekend near Chapmanville.

Investigators say David Joe Whitt, 48, showed up at a home, the homeowner saying Whitt was angry and agitated.

The homeowner said Whitt tried to fight him and he told Whitt to leave several times.

According to the homeowner, Whitt pulled a knife on him. That's when deputies say the homeowner pulled out a pistol and told Whitt to leave.

They say the men got into a fight and Whitt was shot once in the head and died. When deputies got on scene, they say Whitt was found lying on the kitchen floor.

No charges have been filed in the case at this time.

HUNTINGTON MURDER - The suspect in an early morning homicide in Huntington could face life in prison.

Joshua Earl Lomax McDowney, 21, was charged with murder, after police say he entered an apartment with a gun around 2:30 Sunday morning.

Investigators say McDowney hit one of the residents several times with the handgun. The victim then pulled out a gun, and McDowney shot the victim.

McDowney fled the scene, and was spotted by police. Officers asked for identification and photographed his injuries, which included a cut to the forehead, before releasing him.

McDowney was later arrested, following a search of his apartment.

McDowney is being held without bond at the Western Regional Jail.

THREE SHOT IN BECKLEY - Three people were sent to the hospital following a shooting in Beckley, Raleigh County on Saturday.

Few details regarding the shootings have been released, although police confirmed the incident.

MORGANTOWN STABBING - Morgantown Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened just after 3 a.m., Saturday.

Officers said while responding to a disturbance call, a man said he had been stabbed. The man was then transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.


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