UPDATE (9:36 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29): A Huntington man has been arrested and charged with 13 felonies following a shooting that happened in Guyandotte Monday afternoon.
30-year-old Logan C. Burns has been charged with four counts of malicious wounding, six counts of wanton endangerment, and three counts of burglary.
Huntington Police officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Rear Buffington Street in Guyandotte at 12:37 p.m. for a possible armed robbery and shooting.
When officers arrived on-scene, they discovered the suspect had entered a house, shot a 46-year-old Huntington man in the leg, and hit a 30-year-old Nevada man in the face with the handgun before fleeing on foot.
Cabell County EMS responded and treated both victims at the scene. The gunshot victim was taken to a local hospital with what does not appear to be a life-threatening injury.
Officers who later arrived on scene were flagged down by witnesses and told the suspect was running east between homes in the 600 block of Buffington Street.
Officers then heard a gunshot, which had been fired by the suspect at a group of witnesses attempting to follow him. The gunshot did not hit anyone.
Officers located Burns along South High Street and were able to arrest him.
Once Burns was in custody, officers and detectives continued investigating and found that Burns entered two more homes in the 600 block of Richmond Street and committed additional felonies.
Inside one home on Richmond Street, Burns struck a 55-year-old Russell Spears in the head with the handgun and threatened to shoot others.
Spears says when it happened, his first thought was to stay calm and keep his family safe. “If the grandkids weren’t there and my sons weren’t there I would have just… I done had it in my mind, I would have just wrapped him up and drive him right through the wall,” Spears says.
Officials say Burns also went inside another home next door and threatened a 45-year-old man with the gun.
UPDATE (3:26 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29): One person was taken to the hospital after being shot in the Guyandotte neighborhood of Huntington on Monday afternoon.
Huntington PD says that one person is in custody after shots were fired on Buffington Ave. Officers said they heard gunshots in the area before the suspect was detained.
At this time, police say that there is no immediate threat to the public, but there is still a police presence in the area.
This case remains under investigation.
UPDATE (2:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29): The lockdown at Guyandotte Elementary School has been lifted.
There is still no word regarding the police presence in the area.
HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – A Cabell County Elementary School is on lockdown as of 1:30 p.m. Monday while a heavy police presence is visible nearby.
First responders are on the scene of some sort of incident on Buffington Street near 9th Avenue in Huntington. Placing Guyandotte Elementary School on lockdown, according to Jedd Flowers a spokesperson for Cabell County Schools.
Crews on the scene and Cabell County Disptacthers cannot say at the time what is going on. The call for emergency crews came shortly before 1 p.m.
13 News is working to get more information about the incident.