NEW DETAILS: Bluefield man accused of murdering victim over $10 bet


GLENWOOD, WV (WVNS) — 6/23/2021 10:45 a.m. UPDATE: One of the two men involved in the Maple Acres Road shooting on June 13 is now charged with first degree murder, as more details were released by investigators.

Mercer County deputies were called to Maple Acres Road in Glenwood on June 13, 2021, for a shooting involving two people. They were identified as Juan Tabb and Harold Ray. Both were taken to Princeton Community Hospital, where Ray later died from his injuries.

A total of four witnesses gave statements to detectives. The first witness said Tabb and Ray made a $10 bet on a professional basketball game two days prior, in which Tabb won. According to the witness, Tabb could not get a hold of Ray over the phone, which started an argument between the two at a later time at Ray’s home.

On June 13, court documents said the witness went to Ray’s home and saw the two arguing again. She told detectives Tabb, who reportedly drank a fifth of alcohol that night, did not listen to her calls to leave. According to court documents, Ray eventually told Tabb and a woman to get out of his house, pushing them out the door and locking them outside. Eventually, the door opened and the witness told detectives everything “sounded like a firecracker.” Court documents stated

The second witness told detectives she saw Tabb yelling outside Ray’s home over money owed to him. She said Tabb threatened to shoot Ray and his dog if he did not get paid. Investigators said she heard four gunshots after seeing Tabb walk over to the home for the last time.

Witness #3 also told detectives the shooting was also over a $10 bet. Her statement included Tabb lifting his shirt and showing a gun while he and Ray were arguing.

The fourth witness told detectives she heard Tabb saying he was going to kill Ray.

Tabb was arrested on charges of first degree murder. He is in jail without bond.

GLENWOOD, WV (WVNS) — 6/14/2021 3:36 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of two men involved in a deadly shooting on Sunday.

Harold Ray died after being taken to Princeton Community Hospital. The other man involved in the shooting was identified as Juan Tabb. He is reportedly recovering at the hospital and is expected to be okay.

The shooting happened at a home in Maple Acres in Glenwood. Investigators said the men shot each other after getting into an argument early Sunday morning.

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