Shooting in Raleigh County Leaves One Dead: Owner Cooperates with Investigators

Stanaford, West Virginia – Authorities in Raleigh County are investigating a fatal shooting incident that claimed the life of a 46-year-old man identified as Chad Minor from Lanark. The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting in the Stanaford area on the evening of May 24, 2024, around 7:20 p.m.

Deputies who arrived at the scene discovered Minor inside a residence with gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries from the shooting. The homeowner, who was confirmed to be the shooter, cooperated with law enforcement officials during the investigation.

At this time, the motive behind the shooting remains under investigation, and as per the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, no criminal charges have been filed in connection with the incident. The situation is still unfolding, and authorities are working diligently to gather more information.

As the community grapples with this tragic event, it serves as a reminder of the impact of gun violence on individuals and families. The loss of life in such circumstances is always devastating, and it underscores the importance of addressing the underlying issues that can lead to such incidents.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the shooting to come forward and assist in the investigation. The cooperation of the community is crucial in helping law enforcement officials piece together the events leading up to the tragic incident.

As the investigation continues, updates on the case will be provided to the public. The authorities are dedicated to ensuring that justice is served for Chad Minor and his loved ones as they navigate this difficult time.