Teen arrested following shooting in Mercer County

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BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 17-year-old in connection to a shooting.

Deputies received a call about a possible explosion on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Kee Dam. When they arrived, they discovered Quinzell Payne, an 18-year-old resident of Bluefield, was shot and critically injured. They believe the 17-year-old shot him with a shotgun. The victim was taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center and then transported to Carillion Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

On Monday, May 11, 2020, the Mercer County SWAT Team and Detectives searched the suspect’s home. but he was not there. Family members later brought him to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.

The 17-year-old was arrested for malicious wounding. No other information is being released right now.

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