UPDATE: Elkins Police release name of suspect in Monday shooting


UPDATE (12/10/2019 10:51 a.m.):

ELKINS, W.Va. — Elkins Police Chief Travis Bennett has named a suspect involved in Monday’s shooting.

According to a press release sent out by Bennett on Tuesday morning, officers with the Elkins Police Department responded to an apartment at 212 Davis Avenue in Elkins on Monday evening.

Hunter Aragon

When police arrived, they found a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the face, as well as coming across another male holding a knife, the release states. Police quickly detained the man with the knife, later identified as Hunter Aragon, 21, and Randolph County EMS were called to transport the wounded male, Bennett said.

In an upstairs apartment, officers found another man who had two stab wounds to the abdomen and was suffering from head trauma, and he and the other injured male were transported to David Medical Center, according to the release.

Elkins Police collected evidence and began an investigation into the incident where they learned that Aragon and another individual attempted to rob the resident apartment, and a struggle ensued involving a sawed-off shotgun, Bennett said.

During the struggle, the firearm discharged, which led to one of the suspects to be wounded, the release states, and the resident of the apartment was then beaten and stabbed by Aragon before both of the alleged robbers fled and made contact with officers.

Aragon was taken into custody by Elkins Police and charged with robbery, malicious assault, wanton endangerment, as well as other crimes, according to Bennett.

The victim was treated for his injuries and has been released, according to Elkins Police officials, and the other suspect in the incident is currently in Ruby Memorial Hospital in stable condition and expected to recover.

UPDATE (December 9, 2019 11:21 p.m.):

According to the Elkins City Hall Facebook page, officials responded to a call in the vicinity of the Seneca Mall parking lot.

The post stated that the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

There is still no word yet as to the conditions of those who were injured at the scene.

ORIGINAL (December 9, 2019 10:24 p.m.):

ELKINS, W.Va. – One person has been shot and another was injured as a result of a shooting incident in Elkins Monday evening.

According to the Randolph County 911 Communication Center, officials were alerted to an altercation that happened at the Tygart Hotel.

Elkins Police, West Virginia State Police, Randolph County EMS, Elkins Fire Department and Randolph County Sheriffs’s Department all responded to the scene.

There is no word on the extent of the injuries at this time.

There is no information as to what prompted this incident. Authorities with the Elkins police have not released any statements at this time.

This is a developing story, stay with 12 News as we will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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