UPDATE: Suspect charged with murder after shooting victim dies

Local - 7/31/2013 9:46 AM
UPDATE: One man is dead and another is behind bars after a shooting Tuesday afternoon. Beckley police say 19-year-old Gaston Smith III is charged with first degree murder after shooting another man at the intersection of Mullberry and Cannaday Street around 4:30 PM Tuesday. Police say neighbors reported a verbal altercation between Smith and the victim. The victim underwent surgery Tuesday evening but was later pronounced dead. His identity is not being released at this time. No weapon was recovered at the crime scene. Beckley police continue to investigate. Smith will remain in Southern Regional Jail without bond. 

BECKLEY - Beckley Police are investigating a shooting that left one person in serious condition.

According to 911 dispatchers it happened around 4:30 Tuesday evening in East Beckley. Not many details are available at this time. Detectives with the Beckley Police Department are handling the investigation.

Stick with Newswatch for updates as more information becomes available.


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