On January 10, 2017, at approximately 1:33 am, Metro Communications received a report of a male who had been shot at 117 Washington Avenue, Institute, Kanawha County. Kanawha County Deputies responded to the scene and located a large amount of blood outside of this address. Deputies learned that the victim had been driven to Thomas Hospital in a friends vehicle. The victim, Cory Ellis, 23 years old, was shot in the chest area. Due to his condition, Mr. Ellis was unable to provide any information to Deputies.
Interviews conducted with witnesses in the area determined that at least one male approached 117 Washington Avenue, and knocked on the door. According to witnesses, Mr. Ellis was shot when he opened his front door. The suspect(s) fled the area after shooting Mr. Ellis.
Detective Sgt. S.D. Snuffer
Criminal Investigative Section
Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office