Police Are Still Investigating After Fatal Shooting on 39th Street

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

The investigation is still on going into the death a 20 year-old Parkersburg man.

Parkersburg Police Chief Gerald Board said that there is no new information in the death of 20 year-old Chad Friend.

No charges have been filed.
Board said that they are still talking with the Prosecuting Attorney's Office about the case.

Board expects no new information before Monday morning to be released.

He says that the shooting looks like a black and white situation, but it's not.

Chad Friend was shot and later died after an altercation on 39th Street in Parkersburg on Thursday.

___________________________
Updated 08-07-09
Police say one man is dead from a gun shot wound after a confrontation with a neighbor on 39th Street in Parkersburg.

Parkersburg Police Chief Gerald Board says that Chad Friend, in his early 20's, died from a gun shot wound to the upper body.

Friend was a 2007 Parkersburg High School graduate.

The call came in a little after 5:30 pm Thursday.

Wood County 911 says Friend was taken to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Chief Board says it started with a confrontation between neighbors and soon escalated.

The fatal shooting happened on the 1000 block of 39th Street.

Chief Board is unsure what provoked the argument.

Initially, the call came in to Central Dispatch stating that a child had been shot.

However, Chief Board has clarified to WTAP that the victim was, in fact, an adult male.

The incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed yet.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 52620437 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=52620437