Police search for suspect in Charleston shooting

West Virginia

UPDATE 9:10 a.m. 7/13/2020: Charleston Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened Sunday evening.

Police responded to a reported shooting at approximately 8 p.m., July 12, 2020 in the 1800 block of 7th Avenue. Officers say they found the male victim, identified as Lewis Myers, 36, of Charleston with a gunshot wound to the neck and leg.

Original reports had stated a woman had been shot, however, according to Chief of Detectives Lt. Tony Hazelett, a woman was at the scene, but was not shot.

The victim allegedly had a verbal altercation with the suspect, according to police. Officers say the suspect, identified as Joshua Burdette, 31, of Charleston, then allegedly produced a gun and fired several rounds at the victim.

Myers was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition, according to police.

Police say they have obtained a warrant for malicious wounding on Joshua Burdette. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Communications at 304-348-8111 or the Criminal
Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) Charleston Police are investigating after a shooting near 7th Ave. in Charleston on Sunday night.

According to officials with the Charleston Police Department, a woman was shot in the neck. The woman was taken to an area hospital. There is no word on her condition at this time.

The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday outside of a home on the corner of 7th Ave. and Rebecca St.

SHOOTING IN CHARLESTON
Police investigate after a shooting in Charleston. July 12, 2020 (WOWK 13 News Staff Photo)

Charleston Police are still on scene investigating. There is no suspect in custody at this time.

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