Update: 80-year-old man killed in Kanawha County shooting, victim identified

West Virginia

Haley Kosik, 13 News

UPDATE 5/25/2020 12:40 p.m.: The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man fatally shot Sunday evening.

Police say Jacob A. Smith, 80 was shot and killed on Lick Branch Road Sunday, May 24. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, Smith was allegedly shot by John E. Salisbury, 50.

No one is in custody at this time, according to the sheriff’s office, and the case will be sent to the county prosecutor’s office for any decisions regarding possible charges.

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in Kanawha County.

The shooting was reported on the 400 block of Lick Branch in the Cross Lanes area at 7:15 pm Sunday.

The victim is an 80-year-old man who was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Our reporter at the scene says that a male relative shot him.

That male relative has been detained but deputies and investigators continue neighbors to determine a possible cause.

We will provide more information on this story as new details become available.

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