UPDATE: Man Indicted for Murder in Huntington Shooting

By: Andrew Colegrove; Josh McComas; Kristen Schneider Email
By: Andrew Colegrove; Josh McComas; Kristen Schneider Email

UPDATE 9/21/12 @ 5 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The suspect in a deadly shooting has been indicted on a murder charge.

Quazaa Farrow, 20, of Maryland, is accused of shooting and killing Mikeal Branch on July 5 in Huntington.

Police say the shooting happened during a fight between the two men.

The case was sent to a grand jury and a murder indictment for Farrow was returned.

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UPDATE 8/22/12 @ 2 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The case against a man accused of murder in Huntington is headed to the grand jury.

Quazaa Farrow, 20, of Maryland, is the only suspect in the murder of Mikeal Branch on July 5 in Huntington.

During a hearing Wednesday in Cabell County, Huntington Police Detective Chris Sperry testified that Farrow and Branch got into a fight at a home in the 1200-block of 18th Street.

Sperry said Branch pushed Farrow and knew Farrow had a gun. One shot was fired and Branch was killed.

Investigators say there were three witnesses to the crime and all of their stories were the same.

The case was sent to the next grand jury, which meets in September.

Farrow was arrested in Indiana earlier this month.

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UPDATE 8/12/12 @ Midnight
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A murder suspect who's been on the run for weeks is now back in West Virginia.

Quazaa Farrow was brought back to Huntington Sunday night. He was later arraigned in Cabell County Magistrate court..

Police say the 20-year-old shot and killed Mikeal Branch on July 5 in the 1200-block of 18th street.

Police believe the two men knew each other and got into a fight.

Farrow was arrested in Fort Wayne, Indiana last week.

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UPDATE 8/3/12 @ 8:20 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The man wanted in connection with a Huntington murder has been caught in Indiana.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com that 20-year-old Quazaa Farrow, of Maryland, was arrested overnight in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Police say he was arrested without incident

Mikeal A. Branch, 26, of Huntington, was killed in the shooting that happened in the 1200-block of 18th Street on July 5.

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UPDATE 7/6/12 @ 10:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The name of the man that was shot to death in Huntington has been released.

According to a release from the Huntington Police Department, Mikeal A. Branch, 26, of Huntington, was killed on Thursday morning.

Detectives are currently searching for Quazaa Farrow, 20, of Maryland, in connection with the murder.

The shooting happened about 2 a.m. Thursday in the 1200-block of 18th Street.

Police say Farrow has a Grim Reaper tattoo on his right arm and several pistol tattoos on his stomach.

They say he also has ties to Michigan.

Officers got information that Farrow went to Ashland after the shooting, but Williams says he could be much farther away now.

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UPDATE 7/5/12 @ 10 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- What some neighbors thought to be 4th of July fireworks turned out to be a deadly shooting in Huntington.

Clarence Martin hosted family and friends at his house for the holiday. After his guests had gone, Martin was cleaning up and heard what he thought was a firecracker about 2 a.m. Thursday.

When he saw police lights coming through his windows soon after, he realized what had happened.

"Especially on the 4th of July, I'd have never thought someone would get shot next door to me," he said.

Huntington police found a man on the sidewalk in the 1200-block of 18th Street. He'd been shot. He was taken to St. Mary's where he died at the age of 26.

After talking with witnesses, police now have a first-degree murder warrant out for 20-year-old Quazaa Farrow, of Maryland.

"It is a result of an altercation between the two men of a personal nature,” Huntington Police Lt. John Williams said. “We can't be 100 percent sure what that entailed at this time, but we do have credible information that they knew each other prior to this meeting."

Police say Farrow has a Grim Reaper tattoo on his right arm and several pistol tattoos on his stomach.

They say he also has ties to Michigan.

Officers got information that Farrow went to Ashland after the shooting, but Williams says he could be much farther away now.

The victim's name is not being released yet.



UPDATE 7/5/11 @ 2:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man who was shot in Huntington early Thursday morning has died and police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Huntington Police say the man was shot in the 1200 block of 18th Street just after 2 a.m.

He was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Police say it appears the man was arguing with another man at the time of the shooting.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Police say they do have a suspect in the case.

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ORIGINAL STORY 7/5/12
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Cabell County emergency dispatchers tell WSAZ.com a man was found shot outside a home in Huntington.

Dispatchers received a call just after 2 a.m. to the 1200-block of 18th Street.

The man's condition is unknown, but dispatchers confirmed he was transported to the hospital.

No other details are known at this time.

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