UPDATE (12:41 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13): The victim of a fatal shooting near Marshall’s campus has been identified as 25-year-old Marcel Henry.
A criminal complaint says that Mr. Henry was involved in an altercation with Dominick Dyke, and Dyke produced a handgun and fired multiple shots at Henry.
Mr. Henry was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Following the shooting, residents in the area said they are concerned for their safety and their neighbors.
“Huntington has a reputation,” said resident, Eli Barker. “I wasn’t really expecting anything to happen this close to campus, but yeah its kind of crazy. It’s in a residence, a stray bullet could have went and hit anybody really.”
Many students live in the off-campus apartments located in The Village on 6th Avenue, as it’s conveniently close to campus. After Tuesdays shooting, many are feeling uneasy.
“As a Marshall student it’s kind of worrisome,” said resident, Brock Potter. “I know that many of our neighbors as well are pretty worried. There’s no street lights out here. There’s no security cameras. I know it worries a good amount of the residents here.”
The university activated its emergency alert system Tuesday night, saying the safety and security of their students, faculty and staff is a top priority both on campus and in their surrounding community.
Marshall University released a statement saying, “While last night’s incident occurred off campus and did not involve current students, we understand the concerns and will be working with the appropriate entities to move forward.
UPDATE (11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13): Marshall University has released a statement in connection to a fatal shooting that happened last night near the Huntington campus.
Officials say the university activated its emergency alert system last night in response to the shooting, which happened on 21st Street and 7th Avenue.
The University says the shooting incident did not involve any current students, but they understand the concerns that have arisen from the incident and will be “working with the appropriate entities to move forward.”
Marshall says its counseling center is available for students who may want access to services following the incident. The center can be reached at 304-696-3111 or by calling 1-855-327-4293 where students can speak to a licensed professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
UPDATE (8:58 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13): The man who was shot late Tuesday night near Marshall’s campus has died.
Huntington Police say that they responded to a shooting at around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday in the 2100 block of 7th Ave. The victim was a 25-year-old man from Huntington, and his identity has not yet been released.
The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Dominick Dyke, of Huntington, and police say he was arrested without incident.
Dyke has since been charged with murder.
Huntington, WV (WOWK) – One man is in the hospital and another in custody after a shooting in a parking lot next to a Huntington apartment complex near Marshall University’s campus.
According to Cabell County 911 dispatch, the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot next to the Village on 6th apartment complex.
We’re told an argument between the victim and suspect led up to the shooting. No word on the condition of the victim.
The Village on 6th is home to many Marshall University students. We do not know if either the victim or suspect lived at the complex.