UPDATE (10:45 P.M. Oct. 7, 2021) – 66-year-old Jim Armstrong has been arraigned with an all-cash bond set at $200,000. He is currently being held in the Southwestern Regional Jail.
Armstrong’s attorney Jeff Simpkins claims his client’s actions were justifiable given the situation. Simpkins says the other individual got out of his vehicle and came up to Armstrong’s semi-truck door.
He proceeded to open the door, he was getting physical, was going to have a physical altercation at which time my client justifiably fired a shot, one shot, didn’t mean it to be fatal or had no malice, no evil intent, but he did shoot the guy.Jeff Simpkins, Jim Armstrong’s attorney
Williamson Police Chief Grady Dotson says “road rage” has not been confirmed as the main cause as the case is still under investigation, but he is encouraging all drivers to avoid escalation in such a situation.
UPDATE (7:30 P.M. Oct. 7, 2021) – The suspect in a fatal shooting in Williamson this afternoon has been identified as Jim Armstrong, according to his attorney.
UPDATE (6:30 P.M. Oct. 7, 2021) – One person is dead and another is in custody after a shooting in Williamson, West Virginia.
Police say the person who died in the shooting is from the area while the person in custody is not from the area. The incident happened near the Robert H. Foglesong Bridge near U.S. 119 and U.S. 52.
WILLIAMSON, WV (WOWK)—Mingo County Dispatch confirmed that a fatal shooting happened in Williamson on Thursday.
The shooing is said to have occurred at 1:50 p.m.
The Williamson Police Department is investigating.
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