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NELLIS — A Nellis man has been charged in the shooting death of his father, according to the West Virginia State Police.

William Eric Kinder, 24, of Nellis, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Eric Neal Kinder, 54, also of Nellis.

Police say they responded to a domestic call in Nellis, where they learned that William Kinder had shot and his father early Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the men were arguing about a dog that had been sick. They said the younger Kinder was cooperative with detectives.

Sgt. C. Sutphin is investigating, assisted by the Madison/Whitesville Detachments, the Troop 5 Crime Scene Team and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.

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