UPDATE: Huntington murder suspect pleads not guilty

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 3/23/18 @ 11:45 a.m.
A murder suspect pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.

Quenton Sheffield faces murder and malicious wounding charges in connection with a double shooting in Huntington.

He was appointed a lawyer Friday and given a $50,000 cash-only bond.

Investigators say on Sept. 2, Sheffield killed Aaron Black at an apartment along Williams Avenue in Huntington, then shot his girlfriend Sydney Rice.

Sheffield is expected back in court in April.

UPDATE 10/18/17 @ 5:15 p.m.
A man charged in a double shooting was in court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing.

Quenton Sheffield faces murder and malicious wounding charges.

Investigators say on Sept. 2, Sheffield killed Aaron Black at an apartment along Williams Avenue in Huntington, then shot his girlfriend Sydney Rice.

Rice, who survived the shooting, was in court for Sheffield's preliminary hearing. She shared the chilling moments after she says Sheffield shot her in the head.



UPDATE 10/8/17 @ 7:50 p.m.
A man who is charged with both murder and malicious wounding, as the result of a double shooting in Huntington, has turned himself in.

According to Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli, Quenton Sheffield, 25, surrendered himself at the Beckley Police Department Sunday.

Huntington Police say Sheffield is a suspect in connection to a double shooting in September.

Investigators say Aaron Black, 20, was shot and killed on September 2 at an apartment on Williams Avenue in Huntington.

Sydney Rice, 21, of Huntington was also shot, according to police. She was listed in stable condition after surgery.

According to the criminal complaint, Rice heard Black make a yelp noise while Black and Sheffield were in another room having a conversation.

Rice told police Sheffield then went into a bedroom and shot her in the face.

She said she played dead until he left the room and then called 911.

According to the criminal complaint, Rice found Black in the front room of the apartment with several gunshot wounds.

No motive has been released, but police say drugs were found during the investigation.

Sheffield is being held in Southern Regional Jail.



UPDATE 9/6/17 @ 10.30 p.m.
GREENUP, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Wednesday night, friends and family paid tribute to a young man who was shot and killed last weekend.

At 5 feet 5, Aaron Black was given the nickname Little Aaron, but family members say he was larger than life.

"Everyone I know loved him, and that's why it's so hard to believe this tragedy happened to him," his great aunt Doreatha Hill said.

The Greenup County High School graduate was going to turn 21 next month. According to his family, he'd enrolled at Huntington Junior College.

"I'm going to miss his smile," Hill said. "I'm going to miss his swagger."

"He really stayed out of the way," Aaron's cousin Darius Jackson said. "He didn't pick fights. He didn't do anything of that nature. He was just doing what he had to do."

A large crowd gathered at the Greenup City Park Wednesday night and lit candles. Most were dressed in red, Aaron's favorite color.

"I'm so thankful for the impact he had on people," lifelong friend Kymbria Williams said. "He was such a good person."

Police say Aaron was shot and killed Saturday at an apartment on Williams Avenue in Huntington.

Police are still looking for Quenton Avery Sheffield in connection with the double shooting. Sheffield is from Huntington.

Sydney Rice of Huntington was also shot. We're told she is stable after having surgery.

Loved ones are hoping Aaron's killer doesn't remain free much longer.

"Retaliation just keeps it going," Jackson said. "I wanted to. Everyone wants to. They're frustrated, but I just hope he does his time or something because this just ain't right."

"As far as this man still being on the loose, I don't feel safe," Hill said, "and I don't think anybody feels safe, because if he did that to my nephew, who knows what he's going to do next?"

Police haven't released a motive.



UPDATE 9/6/17 @ 10.30 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli tells WSAZ a man has died after being shot this past weekend.

Aaron Black, 20, of Huntington was shot September 2 at an apartment on Williams Avenue.

Police say Quenton Avery Sheffield, 24, from Huntington is wanted in connection with the shooting.

Police say say Sydney Rice, 21, of Huntington was also shot. She is in stable condition following a surgery.

A motive isn't exactly known at this time, but police say drugs were found during the investigation.

Anyone with information on Sheffield's whereabouts should contact Huntington Police or 911.

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UPDATE 9/3/17 @ 9:51 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been declared clinically dead by doctors Sunday afternoon after being shot.

According to police Aaron William Black, 20, of Huntington was one of two people shot early Saturday morning at an apartment on Williams Avenue.

At last check he remains on life support.

Police say Quenton Avery Sheffield, 24, from Huntington is wanted in connection with the shooting.

Quenton was wanted on two counts of malicious wounding. One of those counts has since been upgraded to murder.

Police say say Sydney Rice, 21, of Huntington was also shot. She is in stable condition following a surgery.

A motive isn't exactly known at this time, but police say drugs were found during the investigation.

Anyone with information on Sheffield's whereabouts should contact Huntington Police or 911.

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UPDATE 9/2/17 @ 6:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An aunt is in shock after hearing her nephew was shot early Saturday morning on Williams Avenue in Huntington.

"Of course anger and fear, because we have had so many things happen in this particular neighborhood," said Sheila Eanes.

Eanes says her nehew, Aaron Black has serious injuries and is at a nearby hospital.

Police say they are looking for Quentin Avery Sheffield, 24, from Huntington in connection to the shooting. They say a woman was also shot. Her condition is unknown. Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli tells WSAZ Sheffield faces malicious wounding charges at this time.

Safety is now a concern for Eanes who says too many instances have gone on lately in her community.

"I don't know what has happened to this community," said Eanes. "This community over here , and this street in particular, used to be one of the nicest in the area. Now it seems like there's constant trauma. Something constantly going on that's in a bad light."

Now on top of being worried about her family and their safety, she's worried about her nephew, and whether or not he will be okay. She adds she hopes Sheffield is caught and justice is served.

"This is a horrible thing that you've done to this family," said Eanes. "And not only this family but your family. Things like this don't just effect one or two people. It effects a community, and that's what you've done. You've shaken our community again and it's sad."

Police say a motive isn't exactly known at this time, but drugs were found during the investigation.

Anyone with information on Sheffield's whereabouts should contact Huntington Police or 911.

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UPDATE 9/2/17 @ 1:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are looking for a man they say is connected to an early morning shooting on Williams Avenue.

It happened just before 1 a.m. at an apartment building.

Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says Quentin Avery Sheffield is wanted on two counts of malicious wounding.

Ciccarelli says a man and woman were shot, and one of them has life-threatening injuries.

A relative tells WSAZ the man with life-threatening injuries is Aaron Black.

Police believe the victims and Avery were acquainted.

Police say drugs were found in the apartment but a motive is unclear.

If you see Avery, call 911 immediately.

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ORIGINAL STORY 9/2/17 @ 11:41 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are investigating a shooting on Williams Ave.

Cabell County dispatch says the shooting happened just before 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli tells WSAZ two people were shot, and one with possible life-threatening injuries.

No other information is available at this time.

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