GUNFIGHT - A Marion County man is in custody after attempting to shoot a man he was fighting with.

On April 30, officers with the Fairmont Police Department were dispatched to a trespassing call on Fairmont Avenue, according to a criminal complaint.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw two men “physically fighting” in an area behind a residence on Walnut Avenue, at which point they noticed one of the men, later identified as Jason Ware, 36, or Barrackville, brandished a pistol and pulled back the slide to chamber a round, officers said.

The other man also brandished his own weapon and stated to Ware, “What now mother[expletive]?” but when he saw officers in the area, he fled on foot, according to the criminal complaint.

At the scene, however, officers were able to detain Ware after he complied with officers’ commands; officers said they found a firearm near the scene.

When officers observed the handgun, they saw that it “had a double feed malfunction making the firearm unable to fire,” and that “Ware had attempted to [discharge] the weapon” at the man with whom he was having the altercation, but couldn’t due to the malfunction, according to the complaint.

Ware has been charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and wanton endangerment. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail.

MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER - The Fairmont Police Department is currently trying to locate a man who is wanted for attempted murder following a shooting that occurred on Sunday.

A release from the Fairmont Police Department Detective Division stated that officers have obtained warrants for attempted murder and felon in possession of a firearm for 32-year-old Shawn Pritchard. Police said that this is in connection to a shooting that occurred on Holt Road on Sunday, May 3. The victims of the shooting were not injured, according to police.

The release stated that Pritchard is described as a white male who is 5’11” and weighs 170 pounds with blue eyes and short brown hair. Officers included a picture of Pritchard in the release.

Officers said Pritchard was last seen wearing a leather jacket, a camo shirt and blue jeans in the Montana Mines area of Marion County. Pritchard is armed with a handgun of unknown make, according to the release.

MAN SHOOTS MAN IN FACE - - A Masontown man has been charged after he shot a man in the face in Sunday morning, deputies say.

According to a press release from the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, at 11 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting incident in the parking lot at Greer Limestone on Earl L Core Road.

The victim said he was parked with his juvenile son waiting on someone, according to deputies. While he was out of his car, William Shifflett, 73, pulled beside him and shot the victim in the face.

Deputies say the victim got back in his car and left the scene with his son. Shifflett pursued the car and fired at least one more round that hit the victim's car.

Shifflett crashed his car, deputies say. The victim stopped in the parking lot to wait for police.

Shifflett pulled into the parking lot while deputies were on scene. He was taken into custody.

Deputies say the victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Shifflett has been charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment and malicious assault.