COOL RIDGE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Early Christmas morning, at approximately 7:15 AM, Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office responded to East Whitby Road in Shady Spring on a report of a gunshot victim. The victim was transported to Raleigh General hospital by EMS, where he was pronounced dead.
Through the investigation, it was learned that the shooting occurred on Blackhawk lane in Cool Ridge. The shooter was identified as Deven Michael Pratt, 24, of Cool Ridge. Mr. Pratt was arrested by Detectives with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.
He has been charged with murder and will be held in Southern Regional Jail pending arraignment.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.