UPDATE: One Man Is Dead After Monroe County Shooting


UPDATE: One person is dead after a shooting took place in Monroe County.

State Police say, William Joseph Spencer from Ballard, WV, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon on Orchard Road. Spinner was found in the homeowner’s yard with a single gunshot wound.

Melvin Lee Jones, 40, was transported to Princeton Community Hospital to obtain medical treatment for injuries sustained during the altercation.

At this time, criminal charges have not been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story.


MONROE COUNTY (WOAY)- Monroe County Dispatch tells NewsWatch there was a shooting in their area Sunday evening.

The shooting happened on Orchard road in Ballard, WV of Monroe County. Witnesses tell us they heard a gunshot and people were screaming and running.

There are reports that one person died, but we are still awaiting confirmation from authorities.

Stay with NewsWatch on air and online as more details become available.

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