Man in custody for allegedly attempting to kill boyfriend with hammer

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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.


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.



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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