The Beckley Police Department is currently investigating a homicide

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- Around 10:30 pm on December 29th, Beckley police officers responded to a shooting that happened inside of a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of the Beckley crossing shopping center.

Upon arrival they had found a female suffering a single gunshot wound. EMS responded and she was transported to a local hospital where she was declared deceased.

The responding officers took Deshawn Lawson, 28 of Beckley, into custody at the scene. Initial investigation suggests that this shooting was from a domestic dispute.

Lawson was charged with the following: First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and Wanton Endangerment.

The victim’s identity is currently being withheld to notify the family.

Newswatch will update you as we learn more.

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