MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Morgantown police say a Shinnston man has been charged in the shooting death of his son's estranged wife.
Fifty-four-year-old Larry Mitchell was charged Saturday with murder and was being held at the Doddridge Regional Jail.
According to police, officers responding to an emergency call Saturday morning found one group of people surrounding the victim and another detaining a suspect.
The victim was identified as 29-year-old Shannon Stafford, also known as Shannon Mitchell, of Bruceton Mills.
Police say Larry Mitchell shot Stafford several times as she sat in her vehicle, and continued shooting after she got out. They say an ongoing family dispute was the apparent motive for the shooting.