UPDATE (Dec. 4, 2022, at 4:45 p.m.): The Charleston Police Department provided an update on the Sunday morning shooting in the 500 block of South Ruffner Road.

According to CPD, officers responded to shots fired and found evidence in and around a residence. Officers were unable to find a victim, CPD says.

Witnesses told police a blue and white motorcycle left the scene right after shots were fired.

Patrol units allegedly found the motorcycle near MacCorkle Avenue and South Ruffner Road. CPD says they attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled onto South Ruffner Road.

Later the motorcycle crashed with another vehicle, police say.

The driver allegedly fled on foot and was arrested a short distance away.

Police state that the driver, Charles Michael, age 39, of Charleston, was charged with:

  • Fleeing with Reckless Indifference;
  • Prohibited Person with a Firearm;
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver; and
  • Fleeing on Foot.

A passenger of the motorcycle stayed on the scene while the driver fled, CPD says. That passenger, Faith Osborne, age 23, of Charleston, was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver.

CPD’s Criminal Investigation Division is handling this ongoing investigation.

They remind the public that Michael and Osborne are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Kanawha County dispatchers say a shooting happened on South Ruffner Road in Charleston, West Virginia, on Sunday morning.

At this time, dispatchers could only release certain details. They did confirm shots were fired and two people were arrested in relation.

In addition, dispatchers say there was a police chase around 8:53 a.m. near the Southside Bridge that was related to the shooting.

Dispatchers tell 13 News the Charleston Police Department is handling this incident. Our team reached out to them and will update you when they release more information.