WVSP: One killed in Monroe County shooting

Monroe County

BALLARD, WV (WVNS) — An investigation is underway following a shooting in the Ballard area of Monroe County. 

West Virginia State Police said the shooting happened Sunday, November 25, 2018 at a home on Orchard Road in Ballard, WV.

Law enforcement said the call came in as an altercation in progress. When they arrived, they found a man lying in the front yard. Troopers have identified the victim as 37-year-old William Joseph Spencer of Ballard. They said he died from a single gunshot wound to his upper torso. 

Troopers said the suspect was still on scene when they arrived. He was taken to a local hospital to treat injuries he sustained during the fight. 59 News is not releasing his name at this time because no criminal charges have been filed.

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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