Shooting death investigation in Mingo County


UPDATE 6:00 A.M. 12/10/2021: West Virginia State Police have identified the victim as Curtis Artis, 29, of Huntington, West Virginia. Investigators said they used fingerprints to make the identification.

Troopers determined that Artis had been shot by Pierre Antonellio Taylor, 48 of Williamson, West Virginia.

Taylor was arrested without incident and charged with murder. He is awaiting arraignment at the Southwestern Regional Jail.   

WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) — The West Virginia State Police Dept. is now investigating the shooting death of a male in Williamson, West Virginia.

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 9:07 pm, Troopers were dispatched to assist the Williamson Police Department with a shooting investigation.

According to Captain R. A. Maddy with the West Virginia State Police, Investigators found one male victim dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

No other information will be released at this time. The investigation remains active and ongoing. 

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