Armed partygoer shoots, kills man who confronted group with rifle, police say

Published: May. 25, 2022 at 11:37 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charleston police say a man has died after he was shot following an altercation about speeding through a neighborhood.

According to the release from the Charleston Police Department, Dennis Butler, 37, of Charleston was found around 10:45pm Wednesday with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment complex on Renaissance Circle.

Officers say their investigation found that Butler was approached earlier Wednesday and confronted about speeding through the apartment complex while children were playing.

The report says Butler left the area, but returned a short time later with an AR 15 style rifle and started shooting at people attending a party.

Officers say a party goer drew a pistol, fired at Butler and fatally wounded him.

Charleston police say no one else was injured, and that several witnesses and the person who fired at Butler waited for police to arrive and cooperated with their investigation.

The Kanawha County Prosecutor’s office is investigating. At this point there are no charges filed.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A man died late Wednesday night in a shooting in Charleston, according to the Charleston Police Department.

The incident was reported around 10:45 p.m. near Renaissance Circle and Farnsworth Drive. It happened at the Vista View Apartments.

Metro 911 dispatchers said one person was in custody.

Other details are unavailable now, but we have a crew at the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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