UPDATE: New details released in incident of man charged after shooting his fiancée during argument, deputies say


UPDATE (6/5/20 11:15 a.m.)

CORE, W.Va. – The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department has released additional information in the shooting in Core that left a 42-year-old woman dead.

Travis Anderson

A criminal complaint filed by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department stated that Travis Anderson said he made a “really bad mistake” during a fight with his fiancée, Jane Sharak, and shot her on Wednesday, June 3. Deputies said Sharak sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries the following day.

The complaint stated that during an interview with Anderson on the day of the shooting, he stated that he and Sharak has got into a domestic dispute in their vehicle in the driveway of a residence on Pedlar Run Road in Core. Anderson told deputies that during the argument, he removed a loaded revolver from the center console of the vehicle. Anderson stated that while holding the revolver in his left hand, he raised it towards his fiancée in frustration and one shot was fired.

At that time, Anderson was placed under arrest and charged with wanton endangerment. No new information on what additional charges Anderson may face following Sharak’s death have been released at this time.

UPDATE (6/4/20 4:22 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the shooting victim, Jane Sharak, 42, of Core, has died of a result of her injuries.

The case is still under investigation, deputies said.

No new information on what additional charges Anderson may face is available yet, officials said.

ORIGINAL STORY(6/4/20 11:11 a.m.)

CORE, W.Va. – A Morgantown man has been arrested following a shooting incident that left another person hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head, according to deputies.

A release from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office stated that deputies were dispatched to a shooting on Pedlar Run Road in Core on Wednesday around 6:18 p.m. Deputies said that the victim, whose name is not being released at this time, sustained a single gunshot would to the head.

The release stated that detectives investigated the scene and interviewed the caller, Travis Anderson, 33, of Morgantown. Deputies said that during the interview, Anderson said that a firearm was discharged during a domestic dispute.

Anderson is being charged with one count of wanton endangerment and his bond has been set at $250,000, according to the release.

The release also stated that Monongalia County EMS and the Cassville Fire Department responded to the scene and began lifesaving measures for the vicitm, who was eventually transported by Healthnet to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Deputies said that the circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation. Any person who has any information pertaining to the shooting is being asked to contact the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division at 304-291-7218.

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