UPDATE l Man arrested in connection with Ashland shooting

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 1/17/20 @ 11:56 p.m.
A man is facing robbery charges in connection with an attempted murder case in Ashland.

Caleb Vanmatre, 19, of Huntington, is charged with first-degree criminal facilitation to commit robbery in connection with an attempted murder case in Ashland.

Caleb Vanmatre, 19, of Huntington, is charged with first-degree criminal facilitation to commit robbery.

According to Ashland Police, he was taken into custody Friday afternoon by the Huntington Police Department.

He is the second person who has been charged in the incident that happened Dec.19 on East Holt Street.

John A. Posocco, also of Huntington, is charged with attempted murder.

A woman called 911 to say her boyfriend was shot in the head inside their home.

According to APD, the case is still under investigation and there is no further information at this time.



UPDATE 12/21/19 @ 4:20 p.m.
Ashland Police say a man wanted in connection to a shooting on East Holt Street Thursday has turned himself in.

Police Chief Todd Kelley tells WSAZ, John A. Posocco, aka Exxon Jon, turned himself in to Cabell County deputies Saturday.

Kelley says Posocco faces charges for attempt to commit murder after shooting a man in the head at a home on East Holt Street.


UPDATE 12/20/19 @ 8 p.m.
A man from Huntington, West Virginia, is wanted in connection with a shooting that happened in Ashland, police say.

The Ashland Police Department says it has obtained a warrant for John A. Posocco, aka Exxon Jon.

Ashland Police Chief, Todd Kelley, says the warrant is for criminal attempt to commit murder in connection with the shooting Thursday on East Holt Street.

The chief says Posocco is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators say Posocco is driving a white 2019 Chevy Cruze with a West Virginia license plate -- DWT-437. Anyone with information is asked to call police or their local 911 agency.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.



UPDATE 12/19/19 @ 6 p.m.
Neighbors on East Holt Street in Ashland were shocked at what they saw Thursday morning.

“There were police everywhere,” Anthony Griffin said.

Just after midnight Thursday, a woman called 911, saying her boyfriend had been shot in the head.

According to Ashland police, he was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Many neighbors, including Griffin, woke up to see police remained at the scene for several hours looking for evidence. Some fear this shooting may be one more step in a scary trend.

“Even though this is a quiet neighborhood, it seems as though it's following the trend like everywhere else,” Griffin said. “You think this is not going to happen here, but here we go, here it is. You know. It's just surprising.”

Investigators say that they will not release any information on the victim until the entire family is notified.

No matter what happens, however, neighbors hope that everything works out for the victim and his family.

“I wish this didn't happen and I hope everything works out for them,” Griffin said. “Human beings, you know. Regardless of what happens, what they do in life, nobody deserves to be shot. In our neighborhood! This is a quiet neighborhood man. I'm shocked but not surprised”

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.



UPDATE 12/19/19 3:48 a.m.
A man was shot in the head around midnight Thursday morning, inside a home in Ashland.

Police chief Todd Kelley tells WSAZ a woman called 911, telling dispatchers her boyfriend had been shot in the head. It happened in the 3200 block of E. Holt St.

The man was flown to Cabell Huntington hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Chief Kelley says the woman is not a suspect in the shooting. He says police have a description of who they believe was the shooter, but no specific information about a suspect has been released.

Keep clicking on the WSAZ App for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/19/19 12:50 a.m.
One person has been injured during a shooting in Ashland, Ky.

It happened on East Holt Street.

According to Boyd County dispatchers, crews are attempting to transport the injured person to a hospital by helicopter.

The fire department and ambulances are on the scene to gather more information on the situation.

This is a developing story. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest details.



 
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