BAXTER, W.Va. — A man has been charged after allegedly shooting and killing another man in Baxter on Dec. 30.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, on Dec. 30, 2021, they received a call of a shooting taking place on Wise Street in Baxter.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Austin Summers, 21, of Baxter, “deceased from an apparent gunshot wound to the head,” according to a criminal complaint filed by the sheriff’s department.
An investigation into Summers’ death resulted in deputies locating Treciton Monteon, 24, of Baxter, and taking him into custody on Jan. 2, 2022, without incident, officials said.
Currently, an investigation is still ongoing, but deputies stated that “it appears the shooting stemmed from an argument between Summers and Monteon”; however, deputies are still in the process of speaking with witnesses at this time.
The complaint states that during the argument, “Summers began to walk away and [Monteon] produced a black in color 9mm handgun” and then shot Summers “in the head one time”; physical evidence on the scene supports the investigation, according to the criminal complaint.
Monteon is being charged with first degree murder and is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail with no bond.