CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police continued to search into Thursday night for the person who shot a man in the head and left his body on the side of the street in Charleston's East End.
Two people walking in the 1200 block of Milton Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday saw David Jauboi Booker, 25, of Charleston, lying on the side of the road, said Charleston Police Sgt. Bobby Eggleton.
Booker had been shot in the head, Eggleton said, and had numerous injuries to his body.
Police spent Thursday looking for a white Ford Crown Victoria with front-end damage that they said might have been involved with the slaying.
"We do have several people we're speaking to right now," Eggleton said, many of whom are "known to be in the drug trade."
Eggleton said Booker, who lived in the 1500 block of Dixie Street, has a criminal record and has been involved with drugs in the past.
"He's not a random suspect. He was well known to us," Eggleton said.
In March 2004, Booker was indicted on first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of Donald Williams, 37, in Charleston. Booker was 17 when he was indicted, but his case was moved to adult status.
Booker eventually pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for shooting Williams in the hallway of a housing complex at Roseberry Circle.