Juvenile arrested in connection with Marcum Terrace shooting

June 15, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — A juvenile was arrested Thursday evening in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting at Marcum Terrace, according to Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial.

The juvenile female was arrested in the 100 block of 4th Avenue around 8:30 p.m. She is being charged with murder.

Dial said the investigation was an effort between the Huntington Police Department’s criminal investigations bureau, special investigations bureau and the patrol bureau.

Wednesday’s shooting left one woman dead and one man, a maintenance worker, injured. The man was on the job mowing grass when he was shot. The woman, in her early 30s, had been a resident of Marcum Terrace on and off for the past 20 years.


The shooting occurred in the 500 block of Marcum Terrace at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday and was the third fatal shooting in Huntington in less than 36 hours.

Dial said initial reports indicate an argument had started Tuesday evening and continued Wednesday afternoon before resulting in the shooting. Vickie Lester, executive director of Huntington Housing Authority, said the altercation began Tuesday at a convenience store located on Olive Street within a group of people, some of whom did not live at Marcum Terrace.

Wednesday’s shooting followed a double fatal shooting that occurred in Huntington’s Southside neighborhood Tuesday. In that incident, Kelli N. Adkins, 27, of Wayne, and Melvin Courts Jr., 26, of Huntington, were found dead of gunshot wounds inside an apartment in the 1300 block of Huntington Avenue. Police are investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made in those homicides.

Wednesday’s homicide was the third for the city in less than 36 hours and the fifth overall for 2018.

Police do not believe the man who was shot at Marcum Terrace on Wednesday was involved in the argument that led to the shooting.