Highlawn Shooting will go to Grand Jury

Updated 4 years ago

A shooting Wednesday night, March 26, at 2734 LaTulle Avenue may have been influenced by alcohol consumption, according to a statement released by the Huntington Police Department.  Stephen A. Lawrence, 22, who lived on Guyan Avenue died at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim brought shotgun to the apartment, where he drank with two others. Huntington Police Lt. John Williams stated that preliminary investigation showed the victim was "manipulating the gun" and "passing it among those present" when it discharged into his chest.

One of the witnesses called it a "freak accident." The resident and witness gave detailed statements to HPD and were released. An autopsy will be performed , Lt. Williams said. The Cabell County prosecutor has been consulted. The case will be presented to a future Grand Jury to determine if charges are warranted against any of those involved.

Williams told WSAZ that a questions remains as to why the victim brought the shotgun to the residence.


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