Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 21, 2014

Police arrest man after shooting; victim airlifted to Charleston

BLUEFIELD — Police were called to apartments on Lewis Street Monday evening at approximately 8:15 p.m. in response to a shooting, according to Detective K.L Adams of the Bluefield Police Department.

The victim, Steven Rhodes, of Bluefield, was able to identify the shooter to police, Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow said.

Approximately two hours after the shooting, a suspect, Trevon Strange, was taken into custody, Dillow said.

Rhodes was airlifted to Charleston Area Medical Center hospital after being shot in the back of the head behind the ear, Adams said.

For more on the shooting see Tuesday's Daily Telegraph.

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