DEPUTIES: Arrest made after man shot in Raleigh County

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A man is in jail after allegedly shooting another man at a home in Raleigh County.

According to a criminal complaint, deputies were called to Raleigh General Hospital Monday, February 17, 2020, to take a report from an alleged shooting victim.

The victim told deputies David Walker shot him at a home on Cohen Street.

Deputies found Walker at his home and the pistol used in the crime. Walker told deputies he pulled out his pistol during an argument. He said he pulled the trigger once the argument escalated, and the victim approached him.

While deputies were at Walker’s home questioning him about the shooting, they found methamphetamine, heroin, digital scales, and baggies. The drugs were valued at $1,600.

Walker is charged with Attempted first degree murder, Malicious wounding, and Possession with the intent to deliver, and Conspiracy.

At this time it is unclear how badly the victim’s injuries are.

Lt. McCray with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department was the lead detective on this case.

“We’re not exactly sure what they were arguing about. Although we have confirmed that there was an argument between them, an altercation, and that resulted in the suspect shooting Mr. Goodwin one time,” McCray said.

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