UPDATE: Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department now investigating shooting, victim’s identity released

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(WVNS) — UPDATED: Wed. Jan. 27, 2021: The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating a shooting that happened on Jan. 26, 2021.

According to a social media post from the sheriff’s department, on Tuesday morning deputies in Fayette County were notified a person was shot in the Oak Hill area. The victim was treated at Raleigh General Hospital (RGH) in the Emergency Room.

After deputies investigated it was determined that the victim had actually been shot at a home on Dakota Court in the Colcord area of Raleigh County. Detectives with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department have now taken over the investigation.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Devonte Saddler of Chattanooga, TN. He is still at RGH. There is no update on this condition.

If anyone has any information about the shooting they are asked to call the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department or Crime Stoppers of WV.


Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020 UPDATE: Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, said the person of interest wanted in a shooting investigation was identified.

Fridley said the shooting happened in another jurisdiction. No other details were released.


ORIGINAL STORY: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021: The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a a person of interest involved in a shooting incident. According to deputies it may have happened in the Oak Hill area.

Anyone with any information on the identity of the person of interest in the investigation is asked to call the Oak Hill Police Department or the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 574-3590, or through their Facebook page.

Information can also be sent through CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at the organization’s website or the P3 Tips app.

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