Christopher Steven Johnson, 36, of Malden is charged with malicious wounding following a shooting in Campbell’s Creek on Saturday, June 27.

Court documents read that troopers were first dispatched to the 3500 block of Spring Fork Road around 3:15 p.m.

When troopers arrived, they found the victim, Christopher Paxton, lying in the front yard holding his chest.  Troopers pulled him behind a vehicle in the street to safety.

Witnesses told troopers that the suspect ran inside of a home on the street.  Troopers immediately ordered the suspect to come out of the house.  Johnson came out of the home and was detained by troopers, according to the court documents.

Both the suspect and the victim were taken to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Once treated, Johnson told troopers that Paxton came to his house and an altercation ensued.  He said he fired one shot into the ground and one shot at Paxton.  

Paxton gave a similar statement to troopers. 

No word on the condition of Paxton at this time.  Johnson was arraigned and taken to South Central Regional Jail on 100,000 bond. 



We’re learning more details about a shooting that took place Saturday afternoon.

Troopers with the West Virginia State Police say an altercation broke out between the victim and another man.  That man then shot the victim several times, neighbors said. 

Neighbors assisted the victim in an attempt to save him.  They used their shirts as compresses to stop the bleeding while others dialed 911.

The shooter, troopers said, surrendered and he was taken to an area hospital for treatment of the injuries that he sustained.  Troopers said his injuries were minor. 

Law enforcement on the scene said they are no stranger to the home where the incident occurred. 



Authorities are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday afternoon, June 27. The incident took place in the 3000 block Spring Fork Drive, dispatchers said.

According to police, two men got into an altercation at the home. One man was shot and the other is in police custody. 

We have a crew headed to the scene. 

Stay with 13 News for the latest on this developing story.