CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police say a fatal shooting last week in a West Side apartment was apparently accidental.
Authorities were called to an apartment at 824 Central Ave. at about 10 a.m. Dec. 2 after receiving reports of a man bleeding from the chest. They found Michael Vincent Rodgers, 19, of Mobile, Ala., dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Sgt. Eric Hodges of the Charleston Police Department said autopsy results and evidence at the scene suggest that Rodgers accidentally shot himself. Rodgers had been staying at the apartment, which was rented to a relative.