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HPD continues to investigate Thursday shooting

May 24, 2019

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HUNTINGTON - Officers with the Huntington Police Department are investigating after a shooting at a Huntington gas station.

Alan Keeney, 24, was shot in his right lower shin at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a gas station in the 2800 block of 5th Avenue in Huntington. Keeney was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said Thursday after investigating, police believe a group of individuals got into a fight in the parking lot of the business. What was initially a verbal argument quickly escalated into a physical altercation, with one individual eventually being shot, Dial said.

“We believe the suspect and victim know each other,” he said. “But at this time, he’s not being cooperative.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting should call the Huntington Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 304-696-4444.

The following information was provided by police reports filed in the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office:

WEAPONS VIOLATION: Police responded to a report of a suspicious person on his knees, surrounded by several firearms, around 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of Benedict Road in Culloden.

According to the report, the man, who was holding a wooden stock rifle, backed away from responding officers when they made contact. The man was ordered to drop the weapon and allegedly complied after being instructed to do so three times. The suspect allegedly told police several inconsistent stories about how he obtained the firearms.

The weapons included two .22 caliber rifles, a .50 caliber muzzle loader, a .270 rifle and an air rifle. A check of each firearm through NCIC confirmed none of the firearms had been reported stolen.

Police observed symptoms in the suspect that led them to believe he was under the influence of a substance. The suspect allegedly told police he had used heroin and meth in the past several hours.

The suspect was charged with being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm and housed in Western Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 14 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Destruction of property - misdemeanor, petit larceny, 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, 2300 block of 10th Avenue.

False pretenses with value of $1,000 or more, 6:49 p.m. April 1, 1200 block of Marcum Terrace.

Breaking and entering auto, 1 p.m. Wednesday, 800 block of West 2nd Street.

False pretenses with value of less than $1,000, 10 a.m. Saturday, 100 block of 5th Avenue.

Tow-in, 48-hour parking violation, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jackson Avenue and 13th Street.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 600 block of 9th Street.

Paraphernalia, 11:33 a.m. Wednesday, 900 block of Washington Avenue.

Petit larceny, 9 p.m. Tuesday, 900 block of 5th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, 200 block of Short Street, Guyandotte.

Information report, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 600 block of 10th Street.

Breaking and entering auto, 1 p.m. Tuesday, 300 block of Lynda Court.

Petit larceny, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 100 block of 4th Avenue.

Breaking and entering auto, 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, 2900 block of 5th Avenue.

Hit and run - injury, seizure of evidence, 1:07 a.m. Wednesday, U.S. 60 and Bonnie Boulevard.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Michael Morrison, 41, was jailed at 12:50 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

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