(11/08/2018)
MAN DEAD IN FRANTIC FAIRMONT CASE - One man is dead following a Monday night shooting on Fairmont’s east side.

It was a frantic event.

Kevin Blanks, 29, was pronounced dead after being discovered not breathing on Front Street.

Police believe the shooting occurred near Columbia Street, where they initially responded around 9:15 p.m. Monday. Witnesses told police that there were people “on foot” and “in vehicles” involved in the incident.

Police believe there are four potential crime scenes involving a combination of shootings and robberies. Blanks was reportedly in a vehicle that was shot multiple times, which is considered a fifth “mobile” crime scene.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects, vehicles, and any other pertinent information relating to the case.

At present, two white men are believed to be involved in the shooting.

They believe a potential chase and interaction between the two vehicles occurred in the areas of Columbia Street, Morgantown Avenue, Homewood Avenue, and Palatine Avenue.


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