Suspect Arrested in Huntington Eighth Avenue Homicide

by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter
Suspect Arrested in Huntington Eighth Avenue Homicide

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – Slightly more than 24 hours after Cabell 911 received a call of a deceased man apparently shot in an Eighth Avenue apartment, HPD has a suspect in custody. Anthony Cole, 19, has been arrested in connection with the shooting of Dashawn Gilbert.

The most recent report indicated that the victim had been staying at her 701 ½ 8th Avenue apartment. She found him dead of an upper torso wound Wednesday.

Huntington police investigators spent the aftermath interviewing and shoring up forensic data. Initially, Police Chief Holbrook conservatively labeled it a “suspicious” death, but by 11:30 p.m. the case was determined a homicide. The Wednesday night news release indicated that a follow up release was likely on Thursday.

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