UPDATE: Fairmont shooting victim identified, suspect charged with 1st-degree murder

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UPDATE (12/17/20 2:35 p.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The identity of the victim in Tuesday’s shooting has been released. Dylan Harr, 20, was taken to Fairmont Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his chest, according to Fairmont Police.

Harr was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said.

Witnesses at the shooting scene told police they saw Harr and suspect David Lewis in a verbal altercation before Lewis shot Harr and ran off.


UPDATE (12/17/20 9:32 a.m.):

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The suspect in custody for shooting a man in Fairmont on Tuesday evening has been formally charged with first-degree murder after the victim succumbed to his injuries.

According to the Fairmont Police Department in a post on Facebook, “the 20yo[sic] victim of that shooting has succumbed to his injuries.”

In the W.Va. jail website, David Lewis, 21, is listed as being charged with first-degree murder.

No further information is available at this time.


UPDATE (12/17/20 2:24 a.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va.- Fairmont Police Department officials released the following information on their Facebook page that David Lewis was taken into custody on Fairmont Avenue at 2:13 a.m. Wednesday morning.


UPDATE (12/17/20 11:40 p.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Officials have released additional information that one male was shot and transported to Fairmont Medical Center.

Officials also explained that the male was in, “substantial critical condition,” when he was transported.

UPDATE (12/17/20 11:29 p.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont State University officials released the following information on their Facebook page regarding the alleged shooting that occurred on Bryant Street.

Fairmont State explained that police are on the look out for David Lewis as a person of interest in the shooting, according to the post.

Lewis is said to be a white male, 6’4,” and 150 pounds. According to officials, he was last seen wearing a blue jacket with white shoes and has a partially shaved head with blue on the tips of his hair.

Lewis was last seen headed East toward the College Lunch on Locust Avenue, according to officials. Fairmont State officials explained that he could be driving a 2006 Maroon Saturn Ion.

Those who have any information should contact the Fairmont City Police Department at (304) 366-4200 or by dialing 911 as Lewis is considered to be armed and dangerous.

At this time Fairmont State is under a shelter in place order until further notice.


ORIGINAL (12/17/20 10:24 p.m.):

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Officials responded to the area of Bryant Street and Locust Avenue at the scene of an alleged shooting in Fairmont. 

According to officials, one male has been transported to the hospital as a result of the shooting. 

Fairmont Police and Fairmont State University Police are currently searching the area for a male involved in the alleged shooting that happened just after 9:30 p.m. Police have notified other area police to be on the lookout for a person of interest.

At this time no names of those involved have been released.

Stay with 12 News as we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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