UPDATE: One Man Arrested For Murdering A 19 Year Old In Beckley

UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A man has been arrested for killing a 19-year-old in Beckley on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Jonthan Kaleb Bird, 21, was arrested late Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in connection to killing Amber Dawn Meadows, 19, of Midway, at the Travelodge on Harper Road.

Bird is charged with first degree murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy.

He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under no bond.

More arrests may be made, stay with WOAY-News for further updates.


BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- The name has been released of the nineteen- year- old who was shot and died at the shooting at Travel Lodge on Harper Rd. Monday morning.

Beckley Police Department released Tuesday morning that nineteen-year-old Amber Dawn Meadows of Midway was shot and killed in the area of 1939 Harper Road yesterday.

Detectives have identified four persons of interest related to this shooting and are in the process of locating them.”

We will continue to update you on this developing story.


UPDATE: One person is dead after a shooting broke out early Monday morning in Beckley.

“During the morning hours of July 9th, 2018 officers of the Beckley Police Department were dispatched to a shooting incident that occurred in the area of 1939 Harper Road. Upon arrival, it was discovered that one 19-year-old female had been shot; she was pronounced dead at the scene. Beckley Police Department Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and attempting to locate multiple “Persons of Interest” that have been identified. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.”

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Beckley Police Department Detective Bureau at 304-256-1720 or Crimestoppers.


BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Beckley Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Monday morning.

Dispatch tells WOAY that the call came in at around 5 am Monday morning at the travel lodge on Harper Road in Beckley.

One person was injured but the extent of the injuries are unknown. The cause of the shooting is unknown at this time.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates.

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