UPDATE: Man killed after physical altercation turned violent

Local - 4/19/2013 10:49 AM by Nadine Grimley
UPDATE: A man was killed after a physical argument turned violent in Raleigh County.

Officials with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department said that deputies responded to a shooting on Country Club Road in Beaver around 6:30 Thursday night.  When they arrived on scene, they said they found that Christopher Ward, 39, of Beaver, suffered an apparent gunshot wound.  Ward was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Michael Stines, 46, of Beckley, allegedly admitted to deputies that he was the shooter and told the officers that he and Ward had gotten into a physical altercation. 

The investigation is ongoing, but no charges have been filed at this time.


ORIGINAL STORY (4/18/2013):
GRANDVIEW - A shooting in Raleigh County is under investigation.

Raleigh County dispatchers tell us Police responded to a shooting on Country Club Road in Grandview at 6:35pm Thursday. Not much information is available at this time. The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department is handling this investigation. Stick with Newswatch for the very latest.

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