UPDATE: One suspect arrested in Calhoun County fatal home invasion

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BIG BEND, WV (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/11/2017, 1:50 P.M.

One suspect has been charged in a Calhoun County home invasion in which an elderly man was murdered.

West Virginia State Police say Evan Lee Hershman, 29, is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. in the Dec. 5 incident at a home on Cain Road in Big Bend.

Another suspect was

Troopers say it appeared the homeowner, 77-year-old Eugene Stevens, realized people were breaking into his home and fired his gun in self-defense.

One suspect, Travis Boggs, was wounded in the shooting and dropped off at a hospital by his accomplices after the crime.

Stevens was shot and killed in the home.

Police say Boggs is still in the hospital, and he’ll be arrested and charged when he's released.

There are also arrest warrants out for two other suspects, but Troopers are waiting for a positive identification on them.


ORIGINAL STORY: 12/06/2017, 5:15 P.M.

West Virginia State Police say an elderly man was killed on Tuesday in Calhoun County in what appears to be a home invasion gone wrong.

It happened at a home on Cain Road in Big Bend.

The victim, Eugene Stevens, was the person living in the home.

West Virginia State Troopers say a gun fight started once Stevens realized people were breaking in and he fired his gun to defend himself.

Stevens fired several shots at the intruders and hit one of them.

Police think that man was dropped off later at Minnie Hamilton Hospital in Grantsville.

Troopers say four people in an SUV dropped him off at the hospital and sped away.

The SUV was later found burned and abandoned near Arnoldsburg.

Police say evidence at the home suggests the person dropped off at the hospital had been at Stevens' home.

Arrests in this case are expected to be made soon.



 
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