Man Shot Dead; Girlfriend Claims Self-Defense

By: Brooks Jarosz Email
By: Brooks Jarosz Email

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – W.Va. State Police say a man is dead after being shot by his girlfriend.

Troopers in Logan County tell WSAZ.com George Bowens, 35, was found shot inside his girlfriend's home along Huff Creek Highway in Davin. That's along Route 10 south of Man.

Troopers say they were called to the home about 11:40 a.m. Sunday concerning a shooting following an alleged breaking and entering. When they arrived at the home, they found Bowens dead.

Troopers say that Bowens' on-again, off-again girlfriend, Venus Parton, 39, told them she shot Bowens in self-defense after he broke in. Troopers are investigating to see if that was the case.

They also say the couple had a history of domestic violence, including many incidents that became heated.

Troopers say they're processing the crime scene and working to gather evidence about the relationship between the two. It's still unclear if Bowens actually broke into the home.

No word if charges will be filed against Parton.

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