Suspect in deadly Clay County shooting in custody, victim’s name released

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UPDATE Feb. 24, 2020, 1:20 p.m.: A suspect in a deadly shooting Sunday night in Clay County is in custody, according to police.

West Virginia State Police say Gary Wayne Moore, 48, of Lizemores has turned himself in to state police around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. Moore is wanted for the fatal shooting of James Stone, 47, of Lizemores.

According to state police, Moore allegedly shot Stone after a verbal argument between the two turned physical. Stone was pronounced dead at the scene. Moore will be arraigned in Clay County Court this afternoon and booked in the Central Regional Jail.  


UPDATE: State police have released a description of a vehicle they believe was involved in a deadly overnight shooting.

Troopers are looking for a black and red 2005 Chevy Silverado truck with a West Virginia license plate number of 3XY652.


CLAY COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – One man is dead after a shooting in Clay County, West Virginia.

According to dispatchers, the shooting happened on Hubbard Fork Road in Lizemores Sunday night.

Deputies tell WOWK, no suspect is in custody at this time.

Clay County Deputies, ems and state troopers are investigating.

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