UPDATE: Man charged with murder in Jackson County shooting

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EVANS, W.Va. UPDATE 1/17/2017 2 P.M.

One Jackson County man is dead and his former brother-in-law is charged with first-degree murder after a shooting Thursday evening.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Jackson County Magistrate Court, Darrell "Pee Wee" Williams Jr., 28, of Kenna, fatally shot his former brother-in-law Bruce Deal in the face at Deal's home in Evans.

Authorities say Williams fled the scene after the shooting, but was captured later at a residence in Charleston.

Jackson County sheriff's deputies were called to Deal's residence in Evans, which is adjacent to the Left Fork Diner, about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

When they arrived, they found Deal unresponsive just inside the front door of his residence.

He appeared to have been shot in the face. Officers found a .380 caliber shell casing on the porch floor near the door and later recovered a handgun of the same caliber.

The complaint says Williams admitted to deputies that he was high on methamphetamine when he went to Deal's home and shot him in the face after Deal opened the door.

The complaint also says Williams' father told investigators that Williams stole a handgun from him earlier in the day.

Williams is being held without bond at the South Central Regional Jail.


An investigation is underway into a suspicious death of a Jackson County.

It happened Thursday in the town of Evans, and family members say the victim was well known for running a diner next to his home.

Authorities are processing evidence in the case, but they have not released the name of the victim.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.