West Virginia State Police say it seems like Eugene Stevens was attempting to defend himself against a group of people who were in his home and fired off shots before he was shot himself.

UPDATE 12/08/2017 -

State Police have arrested Evan Lee Hershman, 29, (left) of Clay County, and charged him with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony, police saying the arrest is related to the Eugene Stevens murder.

Hershman is in Central Regional Jail.

Travis Boggs, 25, of Stinson, who was critically wounded by return fire from Stevens, is facing charges connected to the murder. He is in a Charleston hospital.

First Sgt. O. S. Starsick says there are four or five suspects in the murder case, possibly more.

SUSPECTS BEING CHARGED, EUGENE STEVENS MURDERED AT CAIN ROAD HOME - Police Connecting Boggs Shooting Injury With Stevens Murder

UPDATE 12/07/2017 - West Virginia State Police are closing in on subjects that entered the home of Calhoun man Eugene Stevens, 77, and murdered him.

Police are expecting to make more arrests.

Travis Boggs, 25, of Stinson, who was critically wounded by return fire from Stevens is facing charges connected to the murder.

Boggs is in stable condition and under arrest at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston.

Eugene Stevens displays his giant veggie

By Bob Weaver

12/06/2017 - 77-year-old Eugene Stevens was found dead at his Cain Road residence just off Norman Ridge Tuesday evening with gunshot wounds.

First Sgt. O. S. Starsick of the WV State Police said Stevens murder was connected to the shooting of Travis Boggs, 25, of Stinson, who was shot in the stomach and head and dumped at the entrance of the Minnie Hamilton emergency room at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Stevens was discovered unresponsive Tuesday evening, an acquaintance called 911 about 6 p.m. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene and West Virginia State Police responded to investigate.

"We have discovered evidence that links the shootings," said Sgt. Starsick.

Police said it seems like Stevens was attempting to defend himself in a home invasion and fired off shots at the people.

During that crossfire, one of the intruders in Stevens' home was hit. Police believe that man was Boggs, who was later dropped off at Minnie Hamilton Hospital in Grantsville.

Police did not confirm if Stevens knew the individuals in the home invasion.

Troopers said findings at the home of Stevens show that Boggs was connected to the scene.

State Police investigate Stevens shooting on Cain Road into
late hours Tuesday night, multiple gunshots inside dwelling

Officers said multiple shots had been fired in the Stevens residence.

His body was sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Stevens was a well-know Calhoun bluegrass musician and had been a candidate for sheriff.

State Police are continuing their investigation of the Travis Boggs shooting earlier in the day, indicating charges would likely be filed against him. Boggs is in Charleston Area Medical Center.

See BOGGS SHOOTING CONNECTED TO MURDER OF EUGENE STEVENS - Boggs Dumped At Minnie Hamilton ER Door, Shot In Stomach, Head

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