Police: “drug deal gone bad” leads to attempted murder charge

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Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 11:18 AM EDT
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FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - Melvin Borden of Fairmont allegedly attempted to murder a male victim over what he claimed to be a, “drug deal gone bad.”

On Sept. 13, Borden was selling the victim heroin when a struggle took place. Borden then fired multiple gun shots at the victim hitting him once, admitted Borden in an interview with police.

Officers found Borden at a nearby gas station parking lot. He was carrying a 9mm caliber pistol in the waistband of his pants, according to officials.

Borden has a criminal history of multiple domestic battery and domestic assault convictions, according to a police report.

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