“Arrien Porterfield, 27, Identified as Victim in Bluewell Fatal Shooting”

By | August 1, 2023



The victim of a fatal shooting in Bluewell, West Virginia has been identified as Arrien Porterfield, 27, of Princeton. The shooting occurred at Lynn’s Drive-In and is currently under investigation by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives are examining video surveillance footage and questioning witnesses, believing there to be numerous eyewitnesses and cell phone video of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. shooting-victim-identified-investigation-115100173.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. reported

Victim Identified in Bluewell Fatal shooting as Investigation Continues

Aug. 1—BLUEWELL — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a fatal shooting in Bluewell that took place early Sunday morning. The victim has been identified as Arrien Porterfield, a 27-year-old resident of Princeton.

According to Detective Lieutenant S.A. Sommers, deputies were dispatched to Lynn’s Drive-In in response to a shooting complaint around 3 a.m. on Sunday. As they were en route, additional information revealed that a male had been shot.

Upon arrival, the deputies confirmed the death of the male victim. Detective Sommers and Corporal M.T. Hatfield are leading the investigation into this tragic incident.

Authorities are currently examining video surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses, believing that there are several eyewitnesses and cell phone videos of the shooting. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department at 304-487-8364.

As the investigation continues, the community remains on edge, eager for answers and justice to be served. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Arrien Porterfield during this difficult time.


For more updates on this ongoing investigation, stay tuned to bdtonline.com or reach out to Greg Jordan at gjordan@bdtonline.com.


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