Incident

3-07-2016 West Virginia Morgantown 1-1

Location

March 07, 2016

Church Hill Drive
Morgantown, West Virginia
Geolocation: 39.6721, -79.9594

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Damon William Sochko-Seals
  • Age: 16
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Christopher Smith
  • Age: 21
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Drug involvement
  • Possession of gun by felon or prohibited person

Notes

Boy accidentally shot when man recklessly manipulated loaded handgun; firearm related charges only

Guns Involved

3 guns involved.

  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: 45 Auto
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: 22 LR
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 1
State Senate District: 2
State House District: 51