Charleston police seek more witnesses to New Year's Eve shooting
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police are looking for more people who saw a shooting in downtown Charleston on New Year's Eve.
Detectives released surveillance video of an altercation that led to the shooting outside the Ramada Inn Downtown and Recovery Sports Grill on Wednesday.
Michael Dale Underwood II, 30, of Beckley, shot Charlie Scott with a .40 caliber handgun at about 2 a.m., police said. Underwood was charged with malicious wounding.
Scott had wounds to his left shoulder and left thigh. He was treated at CAMC General Hospital and has been released.
Police also charged Jamison T. Conrad, 37, with being an accessory to the malicious wounding. Conrad removed Underwood's cellphone from the scene, police said, and instructed him to run away. Conrad then refused to identify Underwood when talking to detectives, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
The altercation began with a disagreement over a pizza restaurant's phone number, said Charleston Police Lt. Steve Cooper. Underwood possesses a valid concealed weapons permit out of Raleigh County, Cooper said.
Supreme Court Administrator Steve Canterbury said he filed a complaint against Conrad, a Fayetteville lawyer, with the State Judicial Investigation Commission on Friday. Conrad was also suspended from his job as a Fayette County mental hygiene commissioner, Canterbury said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.