Update: Woman dead in Lavalette restaurant shooting

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UPDATE 3/13/2020 11:00 a.m.: Wayne County Sheriff Rick Thompson says a woman was shot inside the kitchen of Tudor’s Biscuit World in Lavalette. The woman was an employee there.

Deputies got the call around 9 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. Sheriff Thompson says to his knowledge, the woman was dead on arrival. “The individual apparently just walked in, shot, and apparently just walked back out,” Thompson said. The suspect was apprehended in Cabell County.

“It’s shocking,” said Dakotah Graham who works at the McDonald’s nearby. “I know everybody around here and I work in the restaurants and it just blew my mind.”

Deputies say the suspect and the victim knew each other. Thompson said the suspect strangely called 911 himself while he was on his way back to Cabell County. West Virginia State Police assisted in his apprehension.

A spokesperson for Tudor’s Biscuit World released a statement a little before noon. The restaurant will be closed indefinitely.

We have been made aware of an incident that occurred this morning at the Tudor’s Biscuit World in Lavalette. Our concerns and prayers are with the family and coworkers of the victim, as well as the operators of that franchise. The business is cooperating with authorities and will remain closed for an indefinite time. For further information about the incident, please contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.

Statement from Tudor’s Biscuit World
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office confirms a shooting has happened at the Tudor’s in Lavalette. (WOWK 13 News Staff Photo)

LAVALETTE, WV (WOWK) – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office confirms a shooting has happened at the Tudor’s in Lavalette.

The sheriff’s office says a call came in about half an hour ago saying a female had been shot. No suspect is in custody at this time according to the sheriff’s office.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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