February 22, 2020

Authorities identify suspect, victim in Raleigh County fatal shooting

By  in News | February 12, 2019 at 9:05PM

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday the identities of the suspect and victim of a Raleigh County fatal shooting.

Cory Adkins, 18, of Beaver, is charged with murdering Robert Stone at a home in Coal City on Sunday, as well as wounding two adult males.

Both men remain hospitalized with gunshot wounds. According to deputies, an argument about money escalated and led to a physical altercation. Adkins fired a handgun, hitting Stone in the chest and injuring two other people.

Investigators later found the firearm.

The sheriff’s office also said additional information will be released after completing interviews with the witnesses. Adkins is being held at Southern Regional Jail without bond.