CRIME: Suspect Faces Murder Charge After Victim Dies; Man Shot Sunday in East Huntington

Updated 50 weeks ago Edited from Multiple Sources
CRIME: Suspect Faces Murder Charge After Victim Dies; Man Shot Sunday in East Huntington

Huntington Police have charged  Jonathon Michael McDonald, 29,  with murder after a shooting in the 600 block of Seventh Avenue at about 10:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Carlos Ray Ferguson, 37, died  Sunday , Dec. 3 from a bullet wound to the temple.

 Both the suspect and the victim are from Huntington. 

On Sunday Dec. 3 at about 7 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 3000 block of Seventh Avenue. A man has been transported to the hospital with a wound to the leg.His condition is unknown. No arrests have been made. 

EARLIER....

A body found Friday morning near the Huntington Housing Authority at W. 3rd Street has been ruled a death by  "natural causes." Initially, since blood was found at the scene, the death had been ruled a suspected homicide. 

Also, on Friday morning , a strong police and SWAT presence occurred near Hal Greer Blvd. Law enforcement were implementing a detail in connection with the Wednesday homicide of Julius Paul Jenkins, 40, of Detroit who was found in Highlawn on Wednesday.  Jenkins had been shot, according to authorities. 

No arrests were made during the Friday investigation which was near the home of a person of interest. Forensic and detective investigation continue. 

In an earlier interview ,  Capt. Hank Dial indicated that officers have made arrests in 2/3 of the homicides reported in 2017. He said  drugs or domestic violence have been involved in all the city's homicides this year. 

 

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