Posted December 14, 2017 2:12 pm by Comments

By John Falkenberg

BIG BEND, WV — A man lost his life while trying to defend his life and his home from a gang of armed thugs last week, The Parkersberg News and Sentinel reports.

Although any shooting that involves an innocent life is a tragedy, it is particularly heartbreaking to see a man, armed and ready to defend his life, lost to attackers.

Lt. C.A. Parsons with the West Virginia State Police said one man is under arrest and three more are being sought in connection with a home invasion and shooting early Tuesday morning in Big Bend in Calhoun County. Parsons said he anticipates more arrests.

Homeowner Eugene O. Stevens, 77, was fatally wounded after being shot multiple times, Parsons said. One of the men who allegedly broke into the home, Travis Boggs, 25, of Chloe, W.Va., was critically wounded. Boggs is in stable condition and under arrest at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston.

Parsons said investigators believe Stevens was alerted as the four attempted to break down his front door and was waiting with a gun. During an exchange of gunfire, Stevens was fatally wounded but managed to shoot Boggs, he said… Parsons said police have the names of suspects …Read the Rest

Source:: Concealed Nation

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