McCallister Charged with Malicious Wounding; Victim Critical

Updated 16 weeks ago by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor

Former city councilman Tom McCallister has been charged with malicious wounding following an incident Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of West Third Street. The victim has been taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital and is in critical condition.   First report indicate that the shooting involving McCallister occurred around 4:15 p.m. during an argument.

Huntington Police officers found Ronald McDowell, 38, shot in the neck. According to the criminal complaint,  McCallister and another man held the victim at gunpoint. 

McCallister is the brother of retired Cabell County magistrate, Johnny McCallister.

Tom McCallister, a long time critic of huntington government  police, ran against Steve Williams for mayor in 2016. he lost tot Williams and faced court action for disrupting a council meeting and threatening to take a police officer "outside" for a fist fight. 

It is unknown whether additional charges will result from the shooting. 

On Sunday, at about 4:45 p.m., a shooting was reported in the 1900 block of Doulton Avenue. A victim was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital . No word on seriousness of injuries. 

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