Police investigating Whitesville shooting
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WHITESVILLE — A domestic situation resulted in a shooting early Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 2013, near Whitesville, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
The shooting left one man hospitalized and in serious condition, Boone County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chad Barker said in a press release.
The incident occurred along Seng Creek Road at approximately 6 a.m., according to Barker.
“Nathan Amick had been involved in an argument earlier in the morning with his wife at the home,” Barker said. “Law enforcement responded to that siuation which resulted in Amick leaving the residence and being asked by the homeowner not to return.”
Barker said that Amick’s mother in-law, who is the home owner, Debbie Thompson, called 911 around 6 a.m. and informed dispatchers someone was trying to break into her home.
“Deputies were dispatched to the residence,” he said.
While officers were enroute to the residence, Amick was able to forcibly gain entry inside and was attempting to harm the homes occupants, Barker said.
“This is when Thompson fired a single gunshot from a .25 caliber handgun striking Amick in the lower abdomen,” Barker said.
Amick was transported to CAMC General via Air Evac out of Logan.
As of press time, Amick was in surgery and no updates were available on his condition.
Amick will face charges when he is released from the hospital, Barker added.
“Possible charges are burglary which is a felony,” Barker said. “At this point, Ms. Thompson is not facing any criminal charges.”
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