UPDATE: Man sentenced to 20 years in deadly shooting at Charleston bar

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Published: May. 14, 2016 at 4:35 AM EDT
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UPDATE 3/23/17 @ 10:55 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter will spend 20 years behind bars.

Jacques Slade, 27, was sentenced Thursday for the shooting death of Jamane Sutton.

Sutton was shot in May 2016 at the Boondocks Bar and Grill in Charleston.

The shooting was caught on security video. Three other people were hurt.

Slade had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, as well as being a felon in possession of a gun.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the manslaughter charge and five years for the gun possession. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 20 years in prison.


UPDATE 5/21/16 @ 9:25 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Police now have one suspect in custody related to the shooting at the Boondocks Bar and Grill back on May 14.

Charleston Police arrested Jacques Slade, of North Carolina, Saturday night during a raid and charged him with first degree murder.

Jamaine Sutton of Dunbar died at the scene and three others were also shot but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say two witnesses inside the bar that night identified Slade as the person who shot and killed Sutton. Detectives also say video surveillance inside the bar was able to confirm both of the witness statements.

Donnell Strong, 26, also known as "Pops Alot" or "Pops," is still wanted by detectives with the Charleston Police in connection to the shooting.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com as more updates become available.


UPDATE 5/16/16 @ 7:30 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Investigators say there were 60 people inside a crowded Boondocks Bar and Grill when four people were shot Saturday morning. They say it is difficult to tell how many people were shooting inside, but that there were multiple shooters and several guns found at the scene, both inside and outside, some with blood on them.

"A lot of people in the bar, and when the shots started ringing out, everybody hit the deck and you could see several different muzzle flashes from gun fire in the bar," said Charleston Police Lt. Steve Cooper. "It was chaotic so it was hard to determine exactly how many guns, but we found numerous guns in and around the bar itself."

As for the Boondocks Bar and Grill on a regular basis, WSAZ spoke to neighbors and local businesses who say there are always police at the bar.

According to Metro 911, there have been 120 calls for service at the Boondocks since May 1 2015. There have also been 48 "extra patrol" calls, which is when the Charleston Police Department will mark in the area for extra patrols.

The ABCA suspended the bar's license effective immediately on Saturday following the shooting. The ABCA spokesperson Gig Robinson said they have received numerous complaints about the Boondocks. In late March, as a result of the complaints, the ABCA conducted an undercover sting. As a result of the sting, the bar received an underage violation and was fined.

Police are still looking for Donnell Strong, also known as "Pops Alot" or "Pops," for wanton endangerment and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

According to records from Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Strong has charges stemming back to 2007.

Police say if you see Strong, do not approach him. If you have any information, you are urged to call police. Investigators say he is armed and dangerous.

Police say it is likely others will be arrested in connection to Saturday morning's incident.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.


UPDATE 5/16/16 @ 11:49 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have released the names of three other people shot at the Boondocks Bar and Grill on Saturday night.

Police say Nathaniel Williams, 29 of Dunbar, was shot seven times. As of noon Monday, Williams was listed in critical condition at CAMC General.

Anthony Grant, 25 of Dunbar, and Khalil Bush, 20, were also shot, according to police.

Police say Williams and Grant were with Jamaine Sutton, 32, who was also shot and died on scene.

Police also tell WSAZ that there was chaos inside the bar and about 60 people hit the ground as soon as the gunshots rang out.

It happened about 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police do not believe that the incident is gang related.

Donnell Strong, 26, also known as "Pops Alot" or "Pops," is wanted by detectives with the Charleston Police for wanton endangerment and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

According to records from Kanawha County Magistrate, Strong has charges stemming back to 2007.

In 2007, he was arrested for wanton endangerment and obstructing and officer. Documents show that in 2009 he was arrested for three counts of brandishing a deadly weapon and battery. In 2013, he was arrested for possession with intent to deliver.

Police say he was released from prison on January 29, 2016.

He is originally from Brooklyn, New York but has addresses in Charleston, and investigators say he has lived in Charleston for some time.

Police say if you see Strong, do not approach him. If you have any information, you are urged to call police. Investigators say he is armed and dangerous.

Police say there were multiple shooters Saturday morning, and it is likely others will be arrested in connection to Saturday morning's incident.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for updates.


UPDATE 5/15/16 @ 2:22

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have released the name of a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at the Boondocks Bar and Grill Saturday morning.

Four people were shot inside the bar and one man, Jamaine Sutton of Dunbar, was killed. He died at the scene.

Donnell Strong, also known as "Pops Alot" or "Pops," is wanted by detectives with the Charleston Police for wanton endangerment and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Lieutenant Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department criminal investigations' unit says Strong is no stranger to law enforcement.

According to Charleston Police, video surveillance led to warrants being issued for Strong's arrest.

He is originally from Brooklyn, New York but has addresses in Charleston, and investigators say he has lived in Charleston for some time.

Police say if you see Strong, do not approach him. If you have any information, you are urged to call police. Investigators say he is armed and dangerous.

Police say there were multiple shooters Saturday morning, and it is likely others will be arrested in connection to Saturday morning's incident.

The three other people who were shot are expected to live.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile or WSAZ.com for the latest updates.

UPDATE 5/14/16 @ 4:23 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration has suspended the Boondocks Bar and Grill's liquor license effective immediately.

Their PR representative Gig Robinson told WSAZ that their Commissioner wants "to send a message that incidents like this morning's are unacceptable and will not be tolerated".

This comes after four people were shot inside the bar early Saturday morning resulting in one fatality.

No arrests have been made yet and Charleston Police are still investigating, so keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com as updates become more available.

UPDATE 5/14/16 @ 10:30 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have released the name of a man shot and killed at a bar Saturday morning and say there were multiple shooters.

Charleston police say four people were shot inside the Boondocks Bar and Grill around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

One of the victims, Jamaine Sutton, 32, of Dunbar died on scene. It was not immediately clear if Sutton was the intended target of the shooter or shooters.

According to Kanawha County Magistrate Court, the victim, Sutton, has a criminal record. At this time, investigators do not believe Sutton's record played a role in his murder.

Investigators say the other three victim's injuries are not life-threatening. They say several of the victims were shot numerous times.

One victim was shot as many as seven times.

According to investigators, they are actively investigating leads and are currently looking through surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.

Investigators say there was a brief car chase involving some of the victims of the shooting. Charleston police quickly located the car and pulled it over. It is unclear whether the victims were fleeing the scene or en route to the hospital.

Lieutenant Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department says the bar shooting is the first on Charleston's west side in four months and the first in Charleston in three and a half months.

According to the bar's Facebook page, "New Boondocks Bar & Grill," the bar was hosting an after party for Hip hop artist Rico Richie Friday night May 13. Lieutenant Cooper does not believe the party was a "major factor" in the events of Saturday morning.

No arrests have been made in the homicide investigation.

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


UPDATE 5/14/16 @ 9:45 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have released the name of a man shot and killed at a bar Saturday morning.

Charleston police say four people were shot inside the Boondocks Bar and Grill around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

One of the victims, Jamaine Sutton, 32, of Dunbar died on scene. It was not immediately clear if Sutton was the intended target of the shooter or shooters.

Investigators say the other three victim's injuries are not life-threatening. They say several of the victims were shot numerous times. One victim was shot as many as seven times.

According to investigators, no one is custody, however they are actively investigating leads and are currently looking through surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.

Lieutenant Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department says the bar shooting is the first on Charleston's west side in four months and the first in Charleston in three and a half months.

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

UPDATE 5/14/16 @ 8 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three people were injured and a fourth person was killed after a shooting in Charleston.

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m. Saturday outside Boondocks Bar and Grill on Washington Street West.

The extent of the other three victim's injures isn't known at this time.

More information is expected to be released later Saturday morning.

According to the bar's Facebook page, "New Boondocks Bar & Grill," the bar was hosting an after party for Hip hop artist Rico Richie Friday night May 13.

It is unclear if Richie attended the after party or if he was at the Boondocks Bar and Grill at the time of the shooting. WSAZ has reached out to his media representative and has not yet heard back from him.

There is no word on a motive or possible suspect.

Charleston Police are still on scene investigating.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/14/16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police are on scene of a shooting outside a bar in Charleston.

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m. Saturday outside Boondocks Bar and Grill on Washington Street West.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ there are multiple victims, however, the extent of their injuries isn't known at this time.

Our crew on scene says part of 7th Ave, Washington St. and Woodward Drive are roped off with crime scene tape.

There are about 25 evidence markers being placed at the crime scene.

We have a crew on scene.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.