The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal shooting in Bluewell, West Virginia. They are asking possible witnesses to come forward with any information they may have. Chief Deputy A.P. Christian expressed frustration that more witnesses have not come forward and emphasized the importance of community assistance in solving the case. Detective M.T. Hatfield is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported
BLUEWELL — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on July 31. Authorities are urging potential witnesses to come forward with any information they may have regarding the incident. The shooting took place near Lynn’s Drive-Inn in Bluewell, and the victim, identified as Arrien Porterfield, was found dead at the scene. Detective-Lieutenant S.A. Sommers stated that video surveillance footage is being analyzed and witnesses are being interviewed as part of the investigation.
Chief Deputy A.P. Christian expressed his disappointment that more witnesses have not contacted the sheriff’s department. He emphasized the importance of the community’s involvement in solving this crime, stating that it is disheartening to see people unwilling to come forward and assist in a murder case. Detective M.T. Hatfield is leading the investigation, and anyone with information about the death of Arrien Porterfield is urged to contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department at 304-487-8364.
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