UPDATE: Deadly Boone County shooting victim name released, one man in custody

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UPDATE(10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021): The West Virginia State Police have released the names of the two individuals involved in the deadly shooting in Whitesville overnight.

WVSP says that Jeremy Peters, 41 of Whitesville, was fatally shot by Kevin Dickens, 53 of Rock Creek, after an argument turned physical.

They say that Dickens fled the scene into Raleigh County where he was found and then taken into custody by the WVSP Special Response Team.

Dickens has been charged with murder and is in Southwestern Regional Jail, according to a press release.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.


Whitesville, WV (WOWK) – A late night disturbance turned deadly in southeastern sections of Boone County, near the Raleigh County line Thursday night.

Boone County sheriff’s deputies and the West Virginia State Police were called to Terry’s Cafe in Whitesville, WV where they found one man was shot to death.

Senior Trooper Robert Johnson confirmed the death of the man and said that they have an active investigation ongoing this morning.

They are on the hunt for a male suspect but they say there is no threat to the public as they know who he is and are locating him.

Terry’s Cafe is just off of State Route 3 at 239 Raleigh Street, right on the corner of Raleigh Street and 1st Avenue near the Whitesville State Bank.

Location of deadly shooting in Whitesville, WV on 12/20/21.

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