UPDATE: Morgantown Police arrest suspect in fatal Sept. 23 shooting

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UPDATE (10/13/20 5:00 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown Police Department announced on Tuesday that it has arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Morgantown man that took place last month.

A press release from the Morgantown police Department stated that at approximately 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Marilla Park on East Brockway Avenue.

The release stated that during the traffic stop, officers identified the driver as Michael Corney. Police identified Corney as a suspect on Sept. 24, one day after the shooting, and have been working to locate him since.

The release stated that Corney was taken into custody without incident, based on a warrant for his arrest stemming from the Sept. 23 shooting of Chadwick Malone.

Malone was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital on Sept 23.

The release did not specify what charges Corney may be facing at this time.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A Morgantown man is dead following a shooting Wednesday afternoon, officers announced on Thursday.

Michael Corney

A press release from the Morgantown Police Department stated that the victim in the shooting incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Pietro Street has been identified as Chadwick Jamuel Malone, 31, of Morgantown.

Officers said Malone was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital on Wednesday as a result of gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen.

Police said the case is actively being investigated and the suspect has been identified as Michael Corney. Detectives are currently working to locate Corney, according to the release. Police have obtained a warrant for his arrest.

According to police, Corney is believed to be from the Pittsburgh area, but he frequents Morgantown.

Anyone who sees Corney or knows his location is asked to call 911 or notify the Morgantown Police Department by calling 304-284-7522 ext. 0.

Officers are asking any person with any information to contact the Detectives Unit at 304-284-7454, or call the Morgantown Police Department TIPS Line to make an anonymous tip at 304-284-7520.


ORIGINAL (9/23/20 5:26 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown Police Department is investigating a shooting incident from Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at approximately 2:47 on Sept. 23, when officers responded to a report of shots fired near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Pietro Street.

Upon arrival, officers found a man lying on the sidewalk in front of 325 Pennsylvania Avenue with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a press release. The man was unresponsive but had a pulse. First responding officers administered first aid to the man until EMS personnel arrived on scene. Police said the man was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Officers are attempting to locate a silver-colored Infiniti G35 in connection with the shooting. According to police, anyone who encounters a vehicle matching this description should call 911, but should not approach or make contact with the driver.

Anyone with information can contact the MPD Detectives Unit at 304-284-7454, or can call the Morgantown Police Department TIPS Line to make an anonymous tip at 304-284-7520.

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