Search for suspect continues following Wheeling Island homicide

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UPDATE (8/20/19 3:30 PM) According to Public Information Officer Phillip Stahl Wheeling PD is trying to gather surveillance footage from local businesses.

There currently is no warrant or any solid info but Stahl says they are making progress.


UPDATE (8/20/19 2:30 PM)  — Officials have confirmed that the victim from the Wheeling Island shooting has died.

The victim is identified as Joseph Edward Harrison, 25, from Cleveland, Ohio.

The suspect shot Harrison multiple times on Delaware Street around 4:15 p.m. Monday before fleeing on foot towards the backchannel of the Ohio River.

Wheeling Police is investigating the homicide and will provide an update as soon as possible.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please call authorities at 304-234-3664 or submit a crime tip at wheelingwv.gov/crimetip

Stay with 7News for updates.


UPDATE (8/19/19 5:05 PM) — Authorities are reporting that one black male was shot multiple times.

The victim is currently non-responsive with serious injuries and has been transported to Wheeling Hospital by the Wheeling Fire Department.

The suspect is currently on the run and details are limited at this time.

The suspect is being described as a male wearing a black shirt and was last seen running towards the backchannel of the Ohio River.

The shooting was reported around 4:16 p.m. and first responders remain on the scene.


WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — Wheeling Police Public Information Officer Philip Stahl is reporting a shooting on Delaware Street near Gumbys on Wheeling Island.

Authorities can confirm that one person is injured with a gunshot wound.

First responders are currently on the scene.

Tune-in to WTRF-CBS and WTRF-ABC at 5 p.m. as we provide a live-shot of the scene.

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