UPDATE: Murder case headed to Kanawha County grand jury

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UPDATE 5/16/17 @ 8:57 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The case against a man charged with murder is now headed to the grand jury.

According to Charleston Police Lt. Steve Cooper, the case against John Ford, 27, of Charleston, is now headed to the grand jury.

Probable cause was found in the case Tuesday by a Kanawha County magistrate.

Ford is accused of shooting and killing Bryant Johnson, 52, of Charleston on April 30.

It happened at a home along 1st Avenue.

Ford was arrested May 9.



UPDATE 5/9/17 @ 3 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man on Charleston's west side.

John Ford, 27, of Charleston, is charged with murder in the death of Bryant Johnson.

Bryant Johnson, 52, was shot and killed around 11:30 p.m. on 1st Avenue in Charleston on April 30.

Police spent nearly six hours speaking with family, friends, neighbors and witnesses to learn more about the victim and the possible shooter.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 5/1/17 @ 10:11 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have identified the man killed in an overnight shooting on the West Side.

Bryant Johnson, 52, was shot and killed around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on 1st Avenue.

Charleston Police say they don't have a suspect at this time.

On Mayor Danny Jones’ Radio Show on WCHS 580, Lt. Cooper said witnesses told them the suspect had a mask on when the person entered the apartment. However, during a news conference he said he didn’t know for sure if there was a mask used.

Cooper also said that they are investigating robbery as a potential motive.

Detectives are currently following up on several angles Lt. Cooper says he just can’t talk about them right now.

Police spent nearly six hours speaking with family, friends, neighbors and witnesses to learn more about the victim and the possible shooter.

This is the fourth homicide in the city this year. Lt. Cooper says arrests have been made in the three previous murders. He says he hopes to make an arrest in last night’s murder soon.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 5/1/17 @ 6:40 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police worked through the early morning hours to try and piece together what lead up to a deadly shooting along the Charleston's West Side.

One person was killed in the shooting that happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday along the 1000 block of 1st Avenue.

Police spent nearly six hours speaking with family, friends, neighbors and witnesses to learn more about the victim and the possible shooter.

Neither the name of the victim or the shooter is being released at this time.

Charleston Police are expected to release information Monday morning.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 5/1/2017 @ 12:55 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police say one person was shot and killed along the 1000 block of 1st Avenue late Sunday night.

No other information about the victim or the shooter are being released at this time.

Keep checking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 5/1/2017 @ 12:05 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police and emergency crews are on the scene of a shooting.

Charleston Police say one person was shot but are not releasing any more details at this time.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday along the 1000 block 1st Avenue in Charleston.

We have a crew at the scene gathering more information.

Keep checking WSAZ.com and the WSAZ Mobile App for the latest details.



ORIGINAL STORY 4/30/17 @ 11:55 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police and emergency crews are on the scene of a shooting.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday along the 1000 block 1st Avenue in Charleston.

According to Metro 911 CPD is investigating.

We have a crew heading to the scene to gather more information.

Keep checking WSAZ.com and the WSAZ Mobile App for the latest details.




 
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