Incident

12-20-2022 West Virginia Ranger 1-1

Location

December 20, 2022

3300 block of McClellan Hwy
Ranger, West Virginia

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Justin Charles Chafin
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Family
  • Name: Michael Bennett
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Suicide^
  • Murder/Suicide
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault weapon (AR-15, AK-47, and ALL variants defined by law enforcement)

Notes

Lincoln County, man shot and killed his stepfather before turning gun on himself during argument inside home, AR-15

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: 223 Rem [AR-15]

District

Congressional District: 3
State Senate District: 7
State House District: 22