The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

January 10, 2013

Shooting investigation is under way

A fatal shooting Tuesday evening in an unincorporated Greenbrier County community is being investigated by the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the West Virginia State Police.

Sheriff Jan Cahill said 51-year-old Anthony “Tony” Ramsey was arrested at the Alta Acres scene and charged with murder.

Cahill said a report of an altercation at the residence in Alta was received by dispatchers at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“County and state officers responding to the report found one male (later identified as Ramsey) sitting outside the residence on a porch. He advised the officers he had shot a man inside the residence,” Cahill said.

Officers entered the home and found Brian Meadows, 25, dead of a single gunshot wound, according to Cahill, who declined to identify the type of firearm used.

Ramsey was arrested without incident and is now being held in the Southern Regional Jail without bond, the sheriff said.

Previously a Summers County resident, Meadows had been living with Ramsey in Alta for several months, police believe.

“It appears the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation — not a physical altercation,” Cahill noted.


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