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Havaco Shooting

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According to a press release by Sheriff Martin B. West, yesterday at approximately 2:20 pm the Mcdowell County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a shooting complaint in Havaco near Welch. When they arrived, the deputies found a shooting victim.

Upon further investigation, deputies arrested Kenneth Joseph Brown Jr. of Havaco for the shooting. The victim, thirty-eight year old Brian Lewis from Havaco, succumb to his injures at Welch Community Hospital. Kenneth Brown Jr. was charged with 1st degree murder, wanton endangerment, felon in possession of a firearm, and was arraigned before magistrate Daniel Mitchell. At this time no bond has been set. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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