Man facing murder charges after allegedly shooting father

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 4:41 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 7/15/21 @8:05 P.M.

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia State Police say the father and son involved a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in Boone County got into an argument about a sick dog.

Troopers say that during the argument, Eric William Kinder shot his dad, Eric Neal Kinder, who died.

Troopers say the younger Kinder has been cooperative.

He left the home where the incident happened, went about a half mile down the road to another home and called 911 and surrendered.

Kinder is facing a charge of murder.


BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his father.

According to West Virginia State Police, William Eric Kinder, 24, of Nellis, was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday.

Troopers say they responded to the domestic situation in Nellis and learned that William Kinder allegedly fired a firearm, hitting and killing his father, Eric Neal Kinder, 54, of Nellis.

Sgt. Sutphin is being assisted by the Madison/Whitesville Detachments and members of the Troop 5 Crime Scene Team.

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