MILTON, WV (WOWK) – UPDATE 12:30 P.M. – Wednesday afternoon, the person the Cabell County Sheriff’s office says is responsible for Tuesday night’s shooting in Milton was arraigned.

28-year-old Shaquille Barnwell is charged with two counts of malicious wounding, two counts of using a firearm during the commission of a felony, and two counts of wanton endangerment.

The shooting happened just before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night on Hayleigh Street.

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said John Wells III came over to drop his children off to his ex-wife. Once inside, Wells got into an altercation with Barnwell.

Deputies say Barnwell shot wells twice. Wells was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

Barnwell’s bond is set at $120,000 cash only, and his next court date is set for Wednesday, October 27th at 1:30 p.m.


UPDATE 10:38 P.M. – A man is in critical condition after a shooting in Milton, WV.

According to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, John Henry Wells III was dropping off his children to his ex-wife, at a home on Hayleigh Street.

Once inside, there was an altercation between Shaquille Anthony Barnwell. Deputies say Barnwell shot Wells twice.

Wells was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

Barnwell is being charged with 2 counts of malicious wounding and 2 counts of use of a firearm during commission of a felony.

He’s now in the Western Regional Jail. His arraignment is set for Wednesday morning.


One person has been taken to the hospital and another has been detained after a shooting in Cabell County.

According to dispatchers, the shooting took place in Milton, just before 6 P.M. at a home along Hayleigh Street.

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle says two people, who knew each other, got into some sort of a confrontation moments before the shooting.

Authorities are not releasing any more details at this time.

No names are being released and no word on the victims condition.