MCDOWELL MURDER — A McDowell County man was arrested following the fatal shooting of his wife Wednesday morning in the Coon Branch community near Ieager.

According to West Virginia State Police troopers who responded to the scene, the suspect exited the residence when they arrived, and stated that he shot the victim. He was taken into custody without incident. Upon entering the home, officers found the body of a female victim lying on a couch with a single gunshot wound to the head. The officers also said a pistol was on the floor nearby.

Investigators said there had been an apparent domestic situation between the couple, but that there was no sign of a struggle at the time of the shooting. The names of the suspect and victim have not been released.

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