SHADY SPRING, WV (WVNS) — A Cool Ridge Man is charged with murder.

The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim on East Whitby Road in Shady Spring. It happened just after 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. The victim was taken to Raleigh General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies arrested and charged Devon Michael Pratt of Cool Ridge with murder. Pratt will be held in Southern Regional Jail pending arraignment.