UPDATE: 11/22/22 7:45 A.M. — An arrest is made after a man was shot and killed in the parking lot at Mercer Mall.

Capt. Ruble with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said on Monday, November 21, 2022, the Sheriff’s Department arrested a 17-year-old male in connection to the shooting that left Marquise Mclean dead. The juvenile is being held at the Gene Spadaro Juvenile Detention Center until his preliminary hearing.

This is still an ongoing investigation.


BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — A homicide investigation is underway after an early morning shooting on Thursday, November 17, 2022, left one man dead.

According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, at 2:34 AM on Thursday, November 17, deputies responded to ‘Sauced N Loaded’ at the Mercer Mall for a call of a man laying in the parking lot unresponsive.

Captain Jesse Ruble with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said they are treating this as a homicide investigation.

“We’ve spoken to several witnesses on scene..not a whole lot of cooperation from them so we’re just having to basically work from the beginning and try to find out what we can discover through the investigation,” Captain Ruble said.

Once deputies were on scene, they found the man had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead. A homicide investigation was started. Due to the incident being an active investigation, the identity of the victim was not released.

Captain Ruble said it’s important to investigate incidents like this thoroughly to avoid missing key information.

“We investigate to the fullest extent we’re pulling video and talking to witnesses and other things that we do through the investigation but we treat them all with the same respect,” Captain Ruble said.

Anyone with any information regarding the murder is asked to contact Detective-Corporal M.T. Hatfield with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.

Stick with 59News for updates on the active investigation.