UPDATE: Details released in Thursday murder in Elkins

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 8:39 AM EST
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Elkins, W.Va (WDTV) - STORY UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 22

More details have been released in a murder that occurred late Thursday night in Elkins.

Officers arrived on the scene late Thursday night and observed the victim, Timothy Slayton, leaned against a couch bleeding from his chest, according to the criminal complaint.

Witnesses on the scene allegedly heard the gunshots followed by someone knocking on the door.

Witnesses opened the door and allegedly seen Slayton leaned up against the door saying “I’ve been shot” before being brought into the residence.

Officers say they spoke with other witnesses who said they seen a gray truck parked near the scene leave shortly before officers arrived.

According to the report, Slayton’s mother told officers that Heath Coberly had threatened Slayton with a firearm about a week before the incident.

Officers say they went to Coberly’s residence and found a truck matching the description given by witnesses with a broken passenger side window and a spent shell casing in the front seat.

The complaint says Coberly called dispatch with questions before officers returned his call to confirm that he was inside of the residence.

Officers say Coberly came out of the residence and was detained.

Coberly, 48, has been charged with first-degree murder.

ORIGINAL STORY: Friday, Nov. 19

A man has died after a suspected shooting in Elkins.

According to a Facebook post from Elkins City Hall, officers responded to a residence on Whiteman Ave. around 11:40 P.M. on Thursday to find a man, Timothy Slayton, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Following this, police were able to track down a suspect, Heath Coberly, to his residence on South Kerens Ave.

Coberly was then taken into custody just past 1 A.M. and charged with Murder.

Slayton was taken to Davis Medical Center and died of his wounds.

This is an ongoing investigation and 5 News will update you as more information is made available.

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