Man Charged with Murder after Fatal Shooting in Kanawha County

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A Charleston man faces a first degree murder charge after a shooting Thursday night. 

Police say Joseph Wayne Barker and Kenneth “Donnie” Bays were acquaintances and had been in an altercation before the shooting happened in the 1600 block of Chandler Drive last night just before 9 p.m.   Investigators say Barker shot Bays.  Bays died at the scene. 

Barker was taken to SCRJ to await arraignment on a first degree murder charge.

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