November 28, 2015: Homeowner Shoots Burglar in Belle

On November 28, 2015 at around 4:25 a.m. Metro 911 received a call from a homeowner who said he shot a burglar.  The incident happened in the 2000 block of East Dupont Avenue, near Witcher Creek and Belle, WV.  

Corporal J. Lester of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office’s East City Patrol and an officer with the Belle Police Department were the first to arrive at the scene.  The homeowner was waiting for them.  They made their way into the house and found one man shot in a bedroom of the house.  An ambulance from the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority responded, but the man was declared dead at the scene.

Detectives with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the matter.  The homeowner, neighbors, and potential witnesses are being interviewed and the scene is being examined for evidence.  Additional details may be released later today.


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