BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — A 16-year-old was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Bluefield, WV on Monday, May 25, 2020.
It was 4 p.m. on Memorial Day. Detective Kevin Ross with Bluefield PD said witnesses told them kids were playing on the sidewalks and in their yards, when gunshots rang out on Union Street in Bluefield.
“The initial call, there was multiple parties involved. It came off as if it were a drive by shooting. But after investigating, it was found that actually one male, the suspect, was shooting,” Ross explained.
The suspect is Lashavious Stallworth. He was charged with five counts of wanton endangerment. Det. Ross said Stallworth reportedly fired a semi-automatic rifle at a car in front of a home on Union Street.
Ross said a 16-year-old boy was shot. Court documents stated another child was riding a bike at the time, and a bullet struck the wheel. The people inside the car were not harmed.
Later that evening, Ross said they arrested Stallworth at a home on College Avenue where he was hiding.
“He was apprehended and charged with multiple counts of wanton endangerment due to kids being outside at the time,” said Ross.
The teenager was treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his arm, and later released. This case is still under investigation and more charges could be coming.
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) UPDATE 5/25/2020 11:55 P.M.: An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting that happened on Union Street Monday evening.
Police Chief Dennis Dillow told 59 News one man is in custody and one victim is being treated for his injuries.
The incident is still under investigation.
Stay with 59 News for more details on this developing story.
BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — Bluefield Police are on the scene of a shooting on Union Street.
According to Police Chief Dennis Dillow, one person was shot. Dillow also told 59News several people fled the scene.
Details are limited. The incident remains under investigation.