UPDATE: Police on the Hunt for Multiple Suspects in Murder

Local - 9/27/2012 4:22 PM by Lauren Haviland
Police continue to investigate a late night murder that left one man dead, and as many as four suspects on the run.

Beckely Detectives say 31-year-old Shawn Rucker of Beckely was shot multiple times at a home on Sixth Street Wednesday night.

No one else was at home of at the time of the alleged home invasion. Police say the home on Sixth Street was not Rucker's.

Police say in this type of murder investigation, witnesses and information from the public are key to finding who murdered Rucker.

Detectives are trying to now figure out if the suspects new the victim.

If you have any information on the suspects or murder you are urged to call Beckley Police at (304) 256-1720.


Police have identified the victim in Wednesday night's shooting as Shawn Rucker.


Police confirm that a man has died from gunshot injuries he received during what they're calling a home invasion gone wrong. 

At the time of the incident the victim, a 31-year-old man whose identity is not being released at this time, was home alone.  He was shot several times by as many as four people. The man was taken to Raleigh General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are asking for your help, they said even the smallest bit of information can help solve this case.  "A homicide investigation, a lot of times, is like working a puzzle," said Detective David Allard, "You have lots of pieces, you have to try to put together to get a full picture, and we find a lot of times people will hold onto a little information that they have because they feel that it's irrevelant, or it's just some minor information that they feel that we don't need that and they don't come forward, but we value every information that we get."

The case is still very active.  No word on what could have caused this violence.   

A shooting in Beckley sends one person to the hospital, while the suspect is still on the run.

911 Dispatchers say the incident happened in East Beckley on Six Street just before 11pm Wednesday night. One person was taken to a local hospital while the shooter remains on the run. Dispatchers say police continue to look for that suspect, stick with WOAY and woay.com for the very latest on this developing story.


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