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UPDATE: Man in custody after shots were fired in Elkins

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Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 7:47 PM EDT
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ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) -

Update (Sept. 23, 10:49 am):

Officials say that the incident started as a verbal fight between the suspect, William Schmuff III, and the victim and escalated into Schmuff firing a handgun at the victim.

Officials located Schmuff at an apartment and took him into custody. Police Chief Travis Bennett says that while officers were inside the apartment, they saw evidence of drug activity. After getting a search warrant, officers found containers of methamphetamine.

William Schmuff III is charged with wanton endangerment and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. He is being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

Origional story (Sept. 22, 9:58 pm):

Officers responded to a report of shots fired Tuesday evening, Elkins officials tell 5 News.

Shots were fired in the vicinity of Harrison Ave. and Robert E. Lee Ave. at around 6:45 p.m, Elkins Police Chief Travis Bennet reports.

He says no injuries have been reported.

Bennett also says a suspect is in custody. Officers are on scene and processing evidence at this time.

5 News will bring you the latest updates as they become available.

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