UPDATE | Police release photos and name of Huntington shooting suspect

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 9/11/19 @ 10:32 a.m.
Huntington Police released photos and the name of a suspect facing charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday.

The Huntington Police Department is searching for Marquize Kumae Scott, of Huntington. (Source: HPD)

The Huntington Police Department is searching for Marquize Kumae Scott, of Huntington. Investigators say he lives in an apartment on Kanawha Terrace.

Scott is facing charges of malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.

Police say Scott shot another man, Jovan Carpenter, in the 1700 block of Artisan Avenue. A 911 caller reported it to Cabell County dispatchers just after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial says it began with an argument amongst a group of people. A shooter fired five or six rounds, hitting Carpenter at least once in the thigh.

Investigators say the victim's injuries are not life-threatening. Jovan has ties to both Huntington and Detroit, according to Dial.

Police describe Scott, aka "Q", as being about 6 feet one inch tall and about 130 pounds.

If you have any information about where the suspect is, call 911.

School officials put Spring Hill Elementary on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as a precaution. After determining there was no threat to the school, class has resumed as normal.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 9/10/19 @ 2:51 p.m.
The victim is expected to be OK after a shooting in Huntington Tuesday afternoon.

Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial says Jovan Carpenter was shot in the thigh. A friend took Carpenter to the hospital.

It happened in the 900 block of 17th Street near Artisan Avenue. A 911 caller reported it to Cabell County dispatchers just after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Dial says it began with an argument amongst a group of people. Police have a suspect, but have not released any other information about him/her.

Jovan has ties to both Huntington and Detroit, according to Dial.

School officials put Spring Hill Elementary on lockdown as a precaution. After determining there was no threat to the school, class has resumed as normal.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 9/10/19
Huntington Police officers are investigating a report of a shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Officers are in the 900 block of 17th Street near Artisan Avenue. The area is blocked off by yellow police line tape.

A 911 caller reported it to Cabell County dispatchers just after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators have not released any other details yet.

School officials put Spring Hill Elementary on lockdown as a precaution. After determining there was no threat to the school, class has resumed as normal.

We have a crew at the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.


Huntington Police officers are in the 900 block of 17th Street near Artisan Avenue for a reported shooting. The area is blocked off by crime scene tape. (Source: WSAZ)