Police identified the man found shot to death beside a Dumpster on John Wesley Drive in Mink Shoals on Saturday morning.
Shane Patrick Henry, 26, of Charleston, was shot "numerous times," according to Cpl. Brian Humphreys, a Kanawha County Sheriff spokesman.
Around 8:30 Saturday morning, Kanawha County 911 dispatchers received a call from a Mink Shoals resident saying that she saw a man lying on the ground next to a Dumpster, Humphreys said. Henry was dead when paramedics arrived on the scene.
There had been no calls of gunshots fired, but after being questioned, multiple neighbors reported that they had heard what they thought were firecrackers overnight.Humphreys said detectives are meeting with neighbors and possible witnesses and asked anyone with any potential information about the crime to call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office at 304-357-0169.