UPDATE (11/15 @ 5 p.m.) – A residence on Quarry St. in an uptown Beckley neighborhood, now the scene of a shooting occurring just after midnight on Monday, Nov. 15.
It involved a domestic dispute between the victim, a 27-year-old male, and the suspect, a 25-year-old male, Kyle Slaughter, who has been identified.
“Just after midnight our officers were dispatched to 109 Quarry St. in reference to a shooting that had just taken place,” says Lt. David Allard of the Beckley PD. “They arrived on scene; they were directed inside of the residence where they located a 27-year-old male that was suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. They also located a 25-year-old Kyle Slaughter inside the residence.”
Police say Slaughter and the victim were in an intimate relationship with one another. An argument between the two led to Slaughter using a gun to shoot the victim in the chest.
“As exactly what caused it, we don’t have that information at this time, it’s something we’re trying to determine, we do know that they had been in an argument, they had some quarrels, but we don’t know what actually led to the shooting,” he says.
Upon arrival, officers began taking life-saving measures on the victim who was then transported by Emergency Service Personnel to a local hospital. Slaughter was taken into police custody and is awaiting arraignment. The gun the officers believe Slaughter used has been recovered and will be sent to a lab for further confirmation.
“We called out several officers last night and our crime team to come and process the scene, so we will go through that evidence and see if we need to add any additional charges or if there’s anything else that data uncovers,” says Allard.
The victim remains in critical condition. Slaughter has been charged with Malicious Wounding and two counts of Wanton Endangerment and is waiting in custody at Southern Regional Jail.
We will have more information on the story as it becomes available.
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – One man is behind bars, another in critical condition after an overnight shooting in Beckley.
Just after midnight on Monday, officers from the Beckley Police Department responded to a shooting at a home on Quarry St.
A 27-year-old man had suffered a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to a local hospital. The victim remains in critical condition.
25-year-old Kyle Slaughter is arrested and charged with malicious wounding and two counts of wanton endangerment with a firearm.
Police say Slaughter and the victim were in a relationship, and the incident is a result of a domestic dispute.
Slaughter was transported to Southern Regional Jail, pending his initial appearance before a magistrate.