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UPDATE: Three Indicted in Connection with 20th Street Shootout

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By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/13/13 @ 2:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The three people arrested in connection with their alleged roles in a shootout on 20th Street in Huntington in February have been indicted on various charges.

Police say Lavonta Burrell, 21, of Huntington, opened fire six times on a SUV driven by his ex-girlfriend Chrysilla Gundy, 19, of Huntington.

They say Gundy then stopped her SUV to allow Emmanuel Lopez, 20, of Huntington, get out and return fire. Police say Lopez fired two shots at Burrell.

Investigators say Gundy then drove Lopez to 9th Avenue and 22nd Street and dropped him off so he could flee from responding police officers.

The gunfire erupted during rush hour on February 27 in the 900-block of 20th Street.

A recent Cabell County Grand Jury indicted Burrell on two counts of attempted 1st degree murder and wanton endangerment.

Lopez was indicted for attempted 1st degree murder and wanton endangerment in connection with the shooting, and one count of fleeing from an officer and two counts of possession with intent to deliver, which are connected to his arrest following the shooting.

Gundy was indicted on one count of adding and abetting.

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UPDATE 3/11/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in connection with shootout on 20th Street in Huntington last month has been arrested after leading Huntington Police Officers on a foot chase, where one shot was fired.

Emmanuel Lopez, 20, of Huntington, was arrested Sunday night in the 300 block of Marcum Terrace.

Police say two officers spotted Lopez in the 300 block of Olive Street about 6:40 p.m.

As one of the officers got out his car, Lopez took off on foot, armed with a gun in his hand, according to Lt. John Williams.

The other officer drove to another section of Marcum Terrace when he then got involved in the foot pursuit.

Williams said as that officer approached an area between a fence and some brush where Lopez was hiding. Lopez jumped up and the officer fired his gun once towards Lopez who continued to flee.

Both officers were finally able to arrest Lopez a short distance from where the officer fired at him.

Lopez was wanted for his alleged role in the February 27 rush-hour shooting in the 900-block of 20th Street.

Police say Lavonta Burrell, 21, of Huntington, opened fire six times on a SUV driven by his ex-girlfriend Chrysilla Gundy.

Police say in the criminal complaints the when the shots were fired, Gundy stopped her SUV to allow Lopez get out and return fire. Police say Lopez fired two shots at Burrell.

Investigators says Gundy then drove Lopez to 9th Avenue and 22nd Street and dropped him off so he could flee from responding police officers.

Burrell was arrested the next day and charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment and threats of terrorist acts.

Gundy, 19, of Huntington, was also arrested and charged with aiding and abetting, according to the criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.

Police are charging Lopez with wanton endangerment in connection with the shooting.

Police say the shooting incident began earlier in the day when Burrell texted Gundy a picture of bullet saying it “had her name on it.”

Police say then minutes after the shooting, Burrell sent another text to Gundy promising to finish the job.

Police said the shooting was captured on surveillance cameras in the area. They said the video shows several vehicles attempting to evade the gunfire.

Lopez also faces charges fleeing and possession of a controlled substance in connection with his arrest on Sunday.

Lopez was taken to the Western Regional Jail

Court records show that in August 2011, Lopez was arrested for his role in the shooting of woman on 17th Street near Artisan Avenue in Huntington.

Lopez was originally charged with malicious wounding.

A published report indicates that in June 2012, Lopez pleaded guilty to misdemeanor accessory after the fact in connection with that shooting. Lopez was sentenced to 12 months with credit for time served.

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UPDATE 3/4/13 @ 11:40 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The woman whose SUV was shot at last week along 20th Street in Huntington now faces charges for her role in the alleged incident.

The shooting happened on February 27.

Chrysilla Rose Gundy, 19, of Huntington is charged with aiding and abetting, according to the criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.

Police say Gundy was driving in the 900 block of 20th Street when her ex-boyfriend, Lavonta Burrell, 21, of Huntington opened fire on her SUV.

Burrell was arrested the next day and charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment and threats of terrorist acts.

Police say in the criminal complaint the when the shots were fired, Gundy stopped her SUV to allow a male passenger to get out and return fire. She then drove the passenger to 9th Avenue and 22nd Street where and dropped him off so he could flee from responding police officers.

Police say the incident began earlier in the day when Burrell texted Gundy a picture of bullet saying it “had her name on it.”

Police say then minutes after the shooting, Burrell sent another text to Gundy promising to finish the job.

Police said several rounds were fired, and that the shooting was captured on surveillance cameras in the area. They said the video shows several vehicles attempting to evade the gunfire.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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UPDATE 3/1/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Charges of attempted murder, wanton endangerment and threats of terrorist acts have been filled against a Huntington man who police say opened fire on an SUV in Huntington.

Lavonta Burrell, 21, of Huntington, was booked into the Western Regional Jail early Thursday morning.

Huntington Police say the incident happened in the 900 block of 20th Street about 4:15 Wednesday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint, earlier in the day, Burrell texted the victim a picture of bullet saying it “had her name on it.”

Police say then minutes after the shooting, Burrell sent another text to the woman promising to finish the job.

According to the criminal complaint the woman was his girlfriend.

Police said several rounds were fired, and that the shooting was captured on surveillance cameras in the area. They said the video shows several vehicles attempting to evade the gunfire.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Burrell is in the Western Regional Jail. He is expected back in court on Friday.

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UPDATE 2/27/13 @ 4:30 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (WSAZ) – The man wanted for shooting at a woman’s SUV along 20th Street in Huntington Wednesday afternoon has been arrested.

According to booking records at the Western Regional Jail, Lavonta Burrell, 21, of Huntington was arrested by Huntington Police about 3a.m. Thursday.

Burrell has been charged with attempted homicide and making terroristic threats.

According to the criminal complaint, Burrell texted the victim a picture of bullet saying it “had her name on it.”

Later, about 4:15 p.m. police say the woman’s SUV was hit by gunfire as she drove north in the 900 block of 20th Street.

Police say minutes later, Burrell sent another text to the woman promising to finish the job.

Police say several rounds were fired. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Burrell is in the Western Regional Jail.



UPDATE 2/27/13 @ 10:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is wanted on an attempted murder warrant in connection with a shots fired incident Wednesday afternoon in the 1100 block of 20th Street, according to a criminal complaint from Cabell County Magistrate Court.

Lavonta Burrell, 21, is expected to be arrested sometime Thursday, Huntington Police say.

According to the complaint, Burrell threatened to kill a woman, sending her a text with a photo of a bullet and saying it "had her name on it." Police say minutes later, Burrell sent another text promising to finish the job.

The woman's SUV was hit by gunfire about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday as she drove north on 20th Street. Police say several rounds were fired.

A stretch of 20th Street between 9th and 12th avenues was closed for a few hours during the investigation.

Burrell also faces several charges in Jacksonville, Fla., including battery.

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UPDATE 2/27/13 @ 8 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A stretch of 20th Street between 9th and 12th avenues is reopen Wednesday night after reports of shots fired in the 1100 block, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

The incident was reported about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Huntington Police said a man wearing a camouflage jacket shot at a dark SUV as it traveled north on 20th Street.

At the time of the incident, dispatchers say they received several calls, some saying there was a shooting, others just reporting shots fired.

As of Wednesday night, no victims had been located. The investigation is ongoing.

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ORIGINAL STORY
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are investigating a shots fired call that came in late Wednesday afternoon.

Cabell County 911 Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com that the call came in about 4:15 p.m. in the 1100-block of 20th Street.

Dispatchers say they received several calls, some saying there was a shooting, others just reporting shots fired.

Huntington Police say after getting on scene, they have not been able to find a victim, or a shooter.

20th Street is shut down from 9th Avenue to 12th Avenue.

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