BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, 12:55 p.m. UPDATE: The Beckley Police Department released the identity of the victim who was shot in Beckley on Friday, Jan.15, 2021. 31-year-old Jerel Saunders of Beckley was found dead around 10:30 a.m. near Smith and Miller Streets.
When police found Saunders, he suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. The Beckley Police Department Detective Bureau is still investigating and treating this as a homicide investigation. If you have any information you are urged to contact Detective Nick Walters of the Beckley Police Department or CrimestoppersWV at crimstopperswv.com or their P3 Tips app.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, 3:50 p.m.: Beckley Police are investigating a murder after a man is found dead on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. According to Sgt. Bragg, officers responded to a call at 10:30 a.m.
The body was discovered in an area between Miller and Smith Streets in Beckley. Bragg said the man suffered multiple gunshot injuries. The identity of the victim was not released. Investigators said they are still notifying the family.
Officers are searching the area and collecting evidence.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Nick Walter at the Beckley Police Department or CrimestoppersWV at crimstopperswv.com or their P3 Tips app.
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