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One dead, another wounded in West Side shootings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One suspect was arrested but the other remained at large after a shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured on Charleston's West Side. 

Daniel Lee Little, 29, of Charleston was arrested late Monday night in Putnam County. Little was known about his arrest, but he was being held at Western Regional Jail early Tuesday morning.

He faces a first-degree murder charge and an armed robbery charge in Monday afternoon's fatal shooting. 

A second suspect, Jarrod Edward Washington, also 29 of Charleston, remained on the loose after the Monday afternoon shooting. A warrant for his arrest filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court also charges him with murder and robbery.     

Officers were dispatched about 1:45 p.m. Monday to a home at 403 Piccadilly St., just off Mary Street in the Westmoreland Drive area of Charleston.

They found two shooting victims.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lt. Steve Cooper, Charleston's chief of detectives.

The woman was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the arm. Her injury was not life-threatening, Cooper said.

He declined to release names of victims, pending family notification.

Cooper characterized the incident as a robbery that turned violent. As the investigation progressed Monday afternoon, detectives established suspects and probable cause to obtain warrants for their arrest.

The suspects were identified as Little and Washington and obtained warrants for their arrest. 

Officers initially thought a man had been abducted from the home at gunpoint, but Cooper said that did not occur.

Police were looking for a vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident.

A vehicle, a white Ford Expedition, was believed to have been driven by Little, according to Kanawha Metro 911 dispatchers. Officers were told to stop the vehicle and detain the occupants if spotted.

Detectives did not release any further information Monday evening, citing the ongoing investigation.

The shooting death was the third homicide in the city this year.

Boaters found the body of Robert Snow, 55, in the Elk River on May 26.

A cause of death still has not been released in that case.

John Rogers, 37, was found shot dead early the morning of Aug. 11 on Charleston's West Side.  

Police have leads in that case.

Anyone with information on the incident or Little and Washington's whereabouts can contact the Charleston Police Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.

Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.craig@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.

 


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