(01/20/2021)
WAYNE MURDER - Wayne County deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Rick Thompson said deputies responded to a shooting on Webb Cemetery Road in Fort Gay around 4 a.m..

Thompson said the victim, James Fitzpatrick, died from a gunshot wound.

Thompson said the shooting is under investigation and additional information will be released at a later time.

GUNFIRE - A Fairmont man is in custody after deputies said they responded to a residence where he allegedly fired multiple shots during an altercation.

Deputies were dispatched a residence at Oakwood Village in Fairmont in reference to a gunshot complaint, according to a criminal complaint.

When deputies arrived, they spoke with a witness in the area who stated that “he had been woken up by multiple gunshots,” deputies said.

Upon speaking to the resident at the Oakwood Village home, deputies learned that Nicholas Brown, 25, of Fairmont, had come to the residence and began “arguing and yelling” at her and a friend, and when Brown was told to leave, he “fired his weapon two-to-four times,” according to the complaint.

While searching the area, deputies were able to find two shell casings and a firearm which had a magazine with two missing bullets, deputies said. Deputies later found Brown “who provided a statement,” according to the complaint.

Brown has been charged with wanton endangerment. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $150,012 bond.

FAIRMONT GUNFIRE - A Fairmont man is in custody after deputies said they responded to a residence where he allegedly fired multiple shots during an altercation.

On Jan. 10, deputies were dispatched a residence at Oakwood Village in Fairmont in reference to a gunshot complaint, according to a criminal complaint.

When deputies arrived, they spoke with a witness in the area who stated that “he had been woken up by multiple gunshots,” deputies said. Upon speaking to the resident at the Oakwood Village home, deputies learned that Nicholas Brown, 25, of Fairmont, had come to the residence and began “arguing and yelling” at her and a friend, and when Brown was told to leave, he “fired his weapon two-to-four times,” according to the complaint.

While searching the area, deputies were able to find two shell casings and a firearm which had a magazine with two missing bullets, deputies said. Deputies later found Brown “who provided a statement,” according to the complaint.

Brown has been charged with wanton endangerment. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $150,012 bond.


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