UPDATE | Arrest made in connection with Huntington shooting

William "Billy" Waddell of Ironton, Ohio, is charged with malicious wounding in connection with a weekend shooting in Huntington, West Virginia.
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 8/15/19 @ 9:25 p.m.
A man from Ironton, Ohio, was arrested Thursday in connection with a weekend shooting in Huntington, the Huntington Police Department said.

In a Facebook post, police say William "Billy" Waddell was arrested on an outstanding malicious wounding warrant in connection with Sunday's shooting on Highlawn Avenue in Huntington.

At the time of his arrest in Ashland, Kentucky, Waddell had a firearm and faces additional charges there. They include being a fugitive from justice, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and traffic warrants that were on file.

According to Ashland Police, Crabbe School was put on a precautionary lockdown as police searched Thursday morning for Waddell in the area of Central Park. He was found near an apartment complex on the city's west side -- some distance from the school.

Anthony Kessick, the lone victim in the shooting, is still recovering from his injuries.

Ashland and Coal Grove police departments, as well as the Lawrence County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office, assisted the Huntington Police Department in finding Waddell.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/11/19
One man is injured after a shooting on the 2700 block of Highlawn Avenue Sunday morning, according to Huntington Police.

Police say it happened inside a home just before 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

The victim, Anthony Jared Kessick Jr., 33, of Huntington was taken to the hospital but police are not releasing his condition at this time.

Police are not releasing the reason behind the shooting but do say the two people involved were acquaintances.

Huntington Police say this is an active investigation and no arrests have been made at this time.

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