BLUEFIELD - A Bluefield man is behind
bars and another is in critical condition following an overnight shooting in
Detective K. L. Adams with Bluefield Police
said Trayvon Strange, 20, was arrested for allegedly shooting his
neighbor, Steven Rhodes.
Adams said police received a complaint
call between 8 and 9 p.m. Monday that two men had an altercation at an apartment
building on Lewis Street, with one man supposedly having a firearm. When police
arrived, Rhodes told him his neighbor kicked his door in and had a firearm.
Police left the area after questioning
and received a call about 15 minutes later that shots had been fired at the
same location, so they returned and found Rhodes lying in the doorway with a
gunshot wound to his head, according to Adams. It appeared the shot was fired
Rhodes told police that Strange shot
him, according to Adams. Rhodes was sent to Bluefield Regional Medical Center,
then flown to CAMC.
Adams said shortly thereafter, police
arrested Strange, who lives in the same apartment complex. He is in Southern
Regional Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond. Rhodes is currently in the intensive