CALHOUN COUNTY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — West Virginia State Police said a man who attempted to defend himself in a home invasion in Calhoun County and fired shots at the suspects was found dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, a man who State Police said they believe was at the scene of the fatal shooting was dumped at the Minnie Hamilton emergency room in Grantsville with gunshot wounds to his head and stomach.
Calhoun 911 received a call about 6 p.m. Tuesday night about an unresponsive male. State Police said in a news release that Eugene Stevens, 77, was found dead of gunshot wounds at a home on Cain Road in the Big Bend area of the county. Travis Boggs, 25, of Stinson was the man who was wounded and will face charges in Stevens’ fatal shooting, State Police said.
State Police said there was evidence that Boggs had been at the scene of the shooting. Hospital staff told troopers that four people in an older model red Ford Explorer had dumped Boggs out at the emergency room and sped away. The Explorer was found later that day burned in the southern part of Calhoun County along Nicut Road after the fire department was called to a brush fire.
Boggs is still hospitalized at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital and is expected to survive. He will face charges in connection with the home invasion.