Trial continues for former city councilman charged in shooting

Tom McCallister trial continues in Cabell County
Tom McCallister trial continues in Cabell County(WSAZ)
Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 4:49 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A second day of testimony continues for the trial of a former Huntington city council member charged in a shooting.

A jury was seated and opening statements took place on Nov. 28 in the trial of Tom McCallister.

McCallister is charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment for the shooting that happened in the west Huntington area in April 2019.

Ronald McDowell was paralyzed in the shooting but died earlier this year. Charges did not change after McDowell’s death and a judge ruled the death will not be mentioned during testimony.

On Tuesday, a doctor who treated McDowell at the hospital, testified about his injuries.

Another man, Walter Schwab, testified about being in a nearby fast food restaurant when he heard arguing in an alley.

“He kind of swung at him and almost hit him on the side of the cheek with the gun and he just kind of reached out and went like that,” said Schwab.

Testimony continues in Judge Greg Howard’s courtroom.

For previous coverage:

Ex-council member, ex-magistrate indicted in W.Va. shooting