Man in custody for allegedly attempting to kill boyfriend with hammer

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UPDATE 4/4:

A Martins Ferry man charged with attempted murder is currently in Ohio County custody.

Wheeling Police say Shane Edward Parr, 30, allegedly attempted to kill his boyfriend back in January during a domestic dispute.

Officials say Parr reportedly hit his then boyfriend over the head with a hammer and a large glass candle.

Parr has been in a Pittsburgh hospital since the incident.

He was detained in Allegheny County where Wheeling Police officers picked him up.

He is in the Northern Regional Jail on attempted murder charges.

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UPDATE 11:26 a.m.:

Wheeling Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Wheeling man after an alleged attempted murder Tuesday.

Shane Edward Parr, 30, is charged with one count of attempted murder after allegedly beating another man with a hammer in a home in the 600 block of Main Street.

The victim told officials that the attack was unprovoked.

Parr is currently in a Pittsburgh hospital recovering from a self-inflicted knife wound during the incident.

Upon his release, he will be arrested by Allegheny County authorities, and will be extradited back to West Virginia.

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ORIGINAL:

The Wheeling Police Department is investigating an attempted murder.

According to police, officers responded to a domestic assault incident in the 600 block of Main Street in North Wheeling.

According to police, a male victim told officers that he was hit in the head with a hammer by another male inside the residence. The reported unprovoked attack left the victim with multiple injuries to his head.

Shortly before officers arrived, the suspect sustained a self-inflicted injury and was also taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

Wheeling Police Detectives are actively investigating the case and will seek to charge the suspect with one count of Attempted Murder. 

A name will be released at a later time once a warrant is obtained. 

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