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UPDATE: Shooting Victim Dies, Suspect Charged with Murder

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/14/14 @ 3:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is now being charged with murder after the man he was accused of shooting passed away.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com that Raymond Eugene Thomas, Jr., 24, of Detroit, was shot in the head on Sunday, April 6.

The shooting happened in the 1700 block of Monroe Avenue.

Anthony Gaston, 22, of Detroit, was arrested the night of the shooting and charged with attempted murder.

Police tell WSAZ.com that Thomas passed away Sunday from his injuries.

Gaston is now charged with murder.

Angel Lucas, 33, of Huntington, was also arrested in connection with the case. Police say that she was in a vehicle with Thomas at the time of the shooting, and after he was shot, she pulled out a gun and started firing shots at Gaston. She is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment.

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UPDATE 4/9/14 @ 5 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A second arrest has been made in connection with a shooting in West Huntington.

Angel Lucas, 33, of Huntington, was arrested about 4 p.m. Wednesday by the CUFFED Task Force.

She was wanted by Huntington Police on two counts of wanton endangerment.

Police say Anthony Gaston, 22, of Detroit, shot Raymond Eugene Thomas, Jr. 24, of Detroit, on Sunday afternoon.

It happened in the 1700 block of Monroe Avenue.

Thomas Jr. was taken to a hospital in Huntington where he remains in critical condition.

Gaston took off after the shooting but was arrested nearby. He is charged with attempted murder and is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $100,000 dollar cash-only bond.

Police say Thomas Jr. was in a car driven by Lucas when the shooting happened.

They say after Thomas Jr. was shot, Lucas got out of the car, pulled out a gun and started firing shots at Gaston.

Gaston was not hurt, but several shots hit a neighbor's house. They say some of the shots came within feet of a man who was standing on the porch.

Lucas is being held in the Western Regional Jail. Her bond was set at $100,000 cash.

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UPDATE 4/7/14 @ 11:25 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police have released the name of a man who was shot in the head Sunday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in the 1700 block of Monroe Avenue.

Police say Raymond Eugene Thomas, Jr. 24, of Detroit, was shot with a rifle, following a fight with Anthony Gaston, 22, of Detroit.

Gaston has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Police say Thomas is in critical condition at a Huntington hospital.



UPDATE: 4/6/14 @ 9:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested in relation to Sunday afternoon's shooting in the West End of Huntington.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com Anthony Gaston, 22, of Detroit, Michigan has been arrested for attempted murder and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in the 1700 block of Monroe Avenue.

Police say when they got to the scene they found a victim shot in the head. The victim was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. Police tell WSAZ.com the victim is a man who is approximately 24 years old.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 4/6/14 @ 5:20 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been taken to the hospital after being shot Sunday afternoon.

It happened just before 4:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of Monroe Avenue.

Police on the scene tell WSAZ.com that the victim's injuries could be life-threatening.

A suspect was taken into custody a few blocks away.

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