UPDATE: New information released after deadly shooting in Summers County

UPDATE: Monday, August 31, 2020, at 1:45 pm – HINTON, WV (WOAY) – On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at approximately 6:00 pm, Trooper JM Ellison of the West Virginia State Police Hinton Detachment, was dispatched to Paul Lowe Road for shots fired call.

The victim, Jeremy Dunford, 42 of Jumping Branch, WV, and suspect, Jimmy Dunford, 67 of Jumping Branch, WV had a dispute on the previous day and the victim was asked not to return to the suspect’s residence.

The suspect parked at the top of Paul Lowe Road expecting the arrival of the victim. The victim arrived, shots were fired and the victim was struck in the right shoulder which penetrated through to his chest.

While being transported to the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Jimmy Dunford has been taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.


UPDATE: – Dispatchers say a man is in custody after a shooting this evening.

Summers EMS transported the victim to Summers ARH while State Police took a man into custody. A sheriff’s deputy also responded to the scene after a neighbor reported the shooting to 911.

It’s unclear what led to shots being fired.


SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – First responders are on their way to a reported shooting.

Dispatchers say that around 6:04 p.m., a call came in about a shooting on Paul Lowe Road. West Virginia State Police and Summers EMS are en route. It’s unclear if there are any injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with WOAY for further details.

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