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Suspect arrested in weekend West Side shooting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police on Monday arrested a man suspected in the shooting of an innocent bystander on the city's West Side over the weekend.

Police charged Jamar Dashawn Adams, 25, of Indiana Avenue, with malicious wounding and three counts of wanton endangerment for an incident on Saturday, according to Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department.

According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Jodeci Bateman, of Charleston, was talking to her father in the 1500 block of Second Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when Adams and another man allegedly got into an argument.

As Bateman got into her mother's car parked a short distance away, Adams allegedly started shooting at the other man, according to the criminal complaint. Bateman was hit in the right arm by a stray bullet.

Bateman's mother and Bateman's infant nephew were also in the car, according to the criminal complaint.

Hazelett said Bateman's mother was able to identify Adams, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to the criminal complaint, police found two empty 9 mm cartridge cases and two loaded rounds at the scene of the shooting.

Adams was picked up Monday morning and charged with the four felony counts. He was taken to the South Central Regional Jail, with bond set at $150,000.

Reach Rusty Marks at rustymarks@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police arrested a man suspected in the shooting of an innocent bystander on the city's West Side over the weekend.

Police charged Jamar Dashawn Adams, 25, of Indiana Avenue, with malicious wounding and three counts of wanton endangerment for an incident on Saturday, according to Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department.

According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Jodeci Bateman, of Charleston, was talking to her father in the 1500 block of Second Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when Adams and another man allegedly got into an argument.

As Bateman got into her mother's car parked a short distance away, Adams allegedly started shooting at the other man, according to the criminal complaint. Bateman was hit in the right arm by a stray bullet.

Bateman's mother and Bateman's infant nephew were also in the car, according to the criminal complaint.

Hazelett said Bateman's mother was able to identify Adams, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to the criminal complaint, police found two empty 9 mm cartridge cases and two loaded rounds at the scene of the shooting.

Adams was picked up this morning and charged with the four felony counts. He was in the South Central Regional Jail, with bond set at $150,000.

Reach Rusty Marks at rustymarks@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.

 


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