Man arrested after shooting near elementary school, faces multiple charges
UPDATE 8/29/22 @ 9:35 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man was arrested Monday night in connection with a shooting earlier that day in the Guyandotte area that sent a man to the hospital, Huntington Police say.
Logan C. Burns, 30, of Huntington, faces four counts of malicious wounding, six counts of wanton endangerment and three counts of burglary, according to an HPD news release.
The shooting was reported just after 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Rear Buffington Street.
Police say Burns entered a home and shot a 46-year-old man in the leg and hit a 30-year-old man in the face with a handgun before running away. Neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries, police say.
Officers said the suspect also fired a gunshot toward a group of witnesses who attempted to follow him, but no one was hit.
Billy Jordan says he witnessed that part of the incident from his porch.
“Someone could’ve been killed,” Jordan said. “They really need to do something with everyone carrying guns around here and stuff like that.”
Police later found Burns in the 600 block of High Street where he was taken into custody.
An investigation revealed that Burns allegedly had entered two more homes in the 600 block of Richmond Street and committed more felonies after he ran from the home in the 700 block of Rear Buffington Street.
Court documents state Burns is accused of burglarizing a home at 612 Richmond Street and threatening a person inside, demanding to know where the person’s father was located.
During the crime spree, police said Burns threatened a 45-year-old man with a gun.
Burns is in custody in the Western Regional Jail, according to the WVRJA website. His bond is $220,000 cash only.
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UPDATE 8/29/22 @ 5:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man who lives in the 700 block of Buffington Street says Monday afternoon a man came into his house and attacked his stepfather, who was sleeping at the time. He says the suspect hit his stepfather and shot him in the leg.
The stepson, who didn’t want to be identified, tells WSAZ he too was hit by the suspect in the head with a gun, and then the suspect left.
Huntington police say when officers arrived at the scene, they heard more gunshots and saw a group of people running east.
Neighbor Billy Jordan says he came outside when he heard people screaming and saw a man shooting toward a couple people chasing after him. Jordan says the suspect then escaped between a couple houses.
Police say they ended up catching the suspect and taking him into custody. The stepson of the shooting victim tells WSAZ he doesn’t know why the suspect did what he did.
Burns is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 6.
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UPDATE 8/29/22 @ 4 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Police say a suspect is in custody Monday afternoon after a shooting in Guyandotte.
Lt. Phil Watkins with the Huntington Police Department says a male victim was shot in the 700 block of Buffington Street.
He says after officers arrived, they heard several more shots and saw a group of people running east.
Watkins says it appears the group was chasing the suspect, who police caught.
Police aren’t yet releasing how many times the victim was shot or his condition.
They also haven’t released information on what led to the shooting.
Crime scene tape has been placed in multiple locations in the area where shots were fired and where the chase occurred.
Watkins says it’s not determined yet what charges they suspect could face.
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Huntington police are investigating a shooting in the Guyandotte neighborhood.
It happened just after 1 p.m. Monday in the area of Richmond and Buffington Streets.
Huntington police confirmed one person has been shot and one person has been taken into custody.
Guyandotte Elementary School and Children’s Place Learning Center were both on lockdown as police continue the investigation. Those lockdowns have since been lifted.
Cabell County Schools Communications Director Jedd Flowers told WSAZ.com the lockdown at the school was put in place as a precautionary measure.
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