WEIRTON, W.Va. (WTRF) — Weirton police are investigating a stabbing that lead to a father’s death.

Weirton Police say they received a call around 8:50 Wednesday morning in reference to a stabbing on 1238 Glencairn Road in Weirton.

1238 Glencairn Road in Weirton

When police arrived, they say they found homeowner, Jeff Kittle, 54 years old, stabbed to death.

Police were able to detain Jeff’s son, 21-year-old Justin Michael Kittle, without incident.

Chief Kush says they are talking to potential witnesses of people that were in the home at the time and trying to figure out the motive. And although he says there is no threat to the public– the quiet city remains on edge.

It’s a little unsettling when you’re in your office and they come and tell you they have a situation like this. You hope for the best that they are not going to be deceased, unfortunately in this situation he was. Then, you hope that our officers are going to be safe going there and that nobody else is going to get hurt. Luckily, none of the officers were hurt in the situation.


Police chief Walter Charles Kush says Justin Michael Kittle will be charged with second degree murder.

Justin Michael Kittle is being held in the Northern Regional Jail without bond.

Stick with 7News for updates as we work to get more details.