(09/21/2019)
CHARLESTON GUNFIRE - The Charleston Police Department has identified the victim in the late-night shooting on Thursday, September 19. 2019. The shooting happened after 10 p.m. in the 800 block of 6th Street on the West Side of Charleston.

Police say the victim, Robert Latner Brown, 32, of Charleston, was shot in the leg. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Brown remains in the hospital in stable condition.

According to police, a large number of shots were fired in the incident. Bullet holes were found in a nearby apartment building in the 600 block of Park Avenue and a vehicle parked near this location was shot multiple times.

At this time, investigators are trying to determine what, if any, connection this shooting has to recent shootings in the area. No arrests have been made in this incident.

RALEIGH MAN SHOT - The body of a man discovered in a remote area of Raleigh County earlier this week has been positively identified, according to the sheriffÂ’s office.

20-year-old Roy Lee Barnes III of Crab Orchard reportedly was last seen by family members Sept. 13. His body was located in a wooded area Tuesday near Whitby, south of Beckley.

A statement released Friday said Barnes appeared to have been the victim of a shooting.

In July, sheriffÂ’s deputies found skeletal remains in a wooded area of the nearby town of Surveyor. The body has not been identified, and the cause of death in the case has not been determined.

MAN STABS WIFE MULTIPLE TIMES - A homeless Parkersburg man is in custody accused of stabbing his estranged wife nearly a dozen times during an attack outside her apartment.

Noble Gibson, 40, was arraigned on an attempted-murder charge on Thursday in Wood County Magistrate Court for the alleged attack on Sept. 8.

The woman had stab wounds to her chest, neck, arms, face and back and was taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark.

According to a criminal complaint, Gibson hid in some bush outside his wife's apartment on Cameron Avenue in Parkersburg and attacked her while she was carrying two bags of trash to a nearby dumpster.

The complaint said a neighbor stopped the attack by chasing Gibson away with a baseball bat.

The complaint also said Gibson had made previous threats that he was gong to kill his wife.

Gibson remains in the North Central Regional Jail.


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