UPDATE: Huntington Police Identify Homicide Victim; Search Warrant Executed

By: Olivia Fecteau; WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Olivia Fecteau; WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 11/4/13 @ 10:55 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More than $20,000 in cash, eight bullet casings and three spent bullets were among items police found in a house where a Detroit man was shot to death during the weekend, according to a search warrant inventory from Huntington Police.

The body of Collins Jamall Harris, 31, of Detroit was found Saturday night inside a house where he was staying in the 1200 block of 26th Street.

Police say Harris suffered several gunshot wounds.

A motive for the shooting has not been disclosed, but it is being investigated as a homicide.



UPDATE 11/4/13 @ 11:30 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police have identified the man who was found shot to death inside a house over the weekend.

They say the victim is Collins Jamall Harris, 31, of Detroit.

Police say he was found Saturday night at a home where he was visiting in the 1200 block of 26th Street.

They say he had several gunshot wounds.

Lt. John Williams tells WSAZ.com that they received a call around 8 p.m. Saturday from a private number, saying a man was dead inside the house. Williams says Harris could have been there for a couple of hours before they received the call.

Police said neighbors told them they did not hear any gunshots or other disturbances before police got there that night.

They are trying to track down the person who called 911.

At this time, a motive for the shooting has not been determined.

If you have any information, call Huntington Police.

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UPDATE: 11/3/13 @ 6 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Neighbors say they are scared after a man was found shot to death inside a house on 26th Street. Police are investigating it as a homicide.

“You hope this thing, kind of thing isn't going to happen in your neighborhood,” Donna Chaney, who lives next door, said. “I would like to say shocked, but we're not shocked because we were waiting for something to happen.”

Huntington Police say a call came into 911 just before 8 p.m. Saturday from a private number. The caller told them a man was dead inside a house on the 1200 block of 26th Street. When police got there, they found a man’s body inside one of the bedrooms.

“A black male, about 30 years of age, [who] had been shot several times,” Lt. John Williams said. “This victim had actually probably been down a couple hours.”

Neighbors said Sunday that the people who lived in that house kept to themselves and did not interact with other people in the neighborhood. Chaney said she thinks the house is a “haven” for drugs.

“That's all it's been for several years now. It has been one drug dealer after another,” Chaney said. “We're all in fear. It's brought a blight to the neighborhood, and we feel like we're trapped, prisoners here in our own home. We can't even enjoy going outside on our patios or into our yards.”

She added, “We're surprised how it happened and what happened, but no, we're not surprised that something like this has, in fact, happened.”

Police said Sunday that the man’s body has been taken to Charleston to be identified. Lt. Williams noted that until the body was identified, there were still some unanswered questions.

“Until we really get the identification of this individual and start delving into his background and what was going on with his life, then we can start moving toward motive and suspect,” Williams said.

Police said neighbors told them they did not hear any gunshots or other disturbances before police got there that night. Police are trying to track down the person who called 911 and trying to determine if the victim was from out of town.

If you have any information on what may have happened, you’re asked to call the Huntington Police tipline at (304) 696-4444.

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UPDATE: 11/3/13 @ 8:40 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are still working to find a suspect in a fatal shooting that happened in Huntington Saturday night.

Huntington Police were called to a house on the 1200 block of 26th Street about 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

They found a man, believed to be in his 30s, shot to death . At this time, police have not identified the victim.

Police say there is not a suspect or motive for the shooting at this time.

There were no reports of gunshots in the area prior to police being called to the scene.

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UPDATE: 11/2/13 @ 10:45 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police say they are now investigating Saturday night's fatal shooting as a homicide.

Officers say a man was shot to death inside a home on the 1200 block of 26th Street. It happened about 7:45 p.m.

Police say there are still no suspects and they are just beginning to process the scene.

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UPDATE: 11/2/13 @ 9:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police on the scene of a shooting in Huntington have confirmed that one person is dead.

Officers on the scene say the man was shot inside a house and was dead when police arrived.

It happened about 7:45 p.m. at a house in the 1200 block of 26th Street.

There are no suspects at this time.

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ORIGINAL STORY
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are on the scene of a shooting in Huntington.

It happened about 7:45 p.m.

Deputies confirm a man, about 30 years old, has been shot at a house along 26th Street.

It is unclear at this time where the suspect is.

WSAZ has a crew on the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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