Shooting in Huntington ruled murder by police; man arrested

Published: May. 26, 2022 at 12:05 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An arrest has been made following a deadly shooting Wednesday night in the City of Huntington.

According to Huntington Police, Calvin Young, 34, of Huntington has been arrested and charged with murder, three counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm, being a prohibited person possessing a firearm and use or presentation of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

“There’s no sense. It’s senseless,” said Lilly Relf, who lives on Charleston Avenue.

Young is accused of shooting and killing Sheila Eanes (Wade) 63, of Huntington.

The Huntington Police Department received a shots fired complaint around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Young exited a home at 1650 Charleston Avenue with a loaded firearm and fired three rounds.

“I just started praying that someone wasn’t dead, but that was the issue. I just think it sad that it’s come to that through all the stupidity that’s being going on in this neighborhood,” said Relf.

Police believe Young was attempting to fire the shots at a vehicle driving westbound on Charleston Avenue, however officials say one round hit a home in the 1600 block inside.

The criminal complaint states the round made it into the home, hitting Shelia Eanes in the head.

“It’s sad that it’s come to that point that somebody innocent had to pay their life when it could have been all avoided,” said Relf.

Eanes died from her injuries at the hospital.

Police say Young is originally from Michigan. According to court documents, Young has previous felony convictions.

“You don’t even know if you are going to wake up dead, like if you’re eating a sandwich and have a bullet in your head,” said Relf. “That’s sad that it’s come to that in a little town like this.”

Further details have not been released.

Person shot inside a home

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