Clarksburg Deadly Shooting Likely Drug Related; Police Dedicated to Fighting Drug Problem
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on July 10, 2012 @ 12:20PM
Created on July 09, 2012 @ 6:54PM
It's believed that a deadly shooting in Clarksburg this weekend is linked to drugs. Clarksburg police say that's just something they won't tolerate.
Investigators say 22 -year-old Shawn Timothy Kinser shot 26-year-old Nicholas Ray Allen in the stomach around 7:00 p.m. Friday. It happened right on the corner of Williams and 20th Street.
Allen died overnight at Ruby Memorial Hospital and now Kinser is charged with first degree murder. He's being held in the North Central Regional Jail.
Allen was a fugitive on the run from Taylor County. When officers talked to Kinser, it seemed the two had argued about a drug debt.
Chief Marshall Goff says the drug problem is something his department's dedicated to fighting.
"We want to get into the neighborhoods. We want to combat it whatever way we have to whether it's extra patrols, the drug task force or whatever means possible. We are going to do whatever we have to do to get rid of the drugs," he says.
He says that you should call the police if you ever see any suspicious activity.
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