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Huntington Police Shoot, Kill Man at Third Avenue Bar

Updated 17 weeks ago Edited from a Press Release
Huntington Police Shoot, Kill Man at Third Avenue Bar

HUNTINGTON – At 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Cabell County 911 received a call of a person brandishing a weapon in the 2000 block of 3rd Avenue. Huntington Police officers did not find any suspects upon searching the area.

At 1:23 a.m., a second brandishing call was reported in the same area. A Huntington Police officer and West Virginia state trooper responded and, upon their arrival, entered El Ranchito Mexican Bar and Grill, 2010 3rd Ave.

The officers discovered several people arguing inside the establishment. A man involved in the argument had a firearm that was visible to the officers. The officers repeatedly ordered the man not to move, but the man did not obey the orders and made movements that forced the Huntington Police officer to fire his weapon in response.

Robert Henderson, 37, was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by Cabell County EMS. He had ties to both Detroit and Huntington.

 

Additional information will be released later.

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