Sunday, February 17, 2013

Logan County, WV: BREAKING NEWS: Man Shot Dead; Girlfriend Claims Self-Defense

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is dead after getting shot by his girlfriend, according to police.

Troopers in Logan County tell George Bowens, 35, was found shot inside his girlfriend's home along Huff Creek Highway in Davin. That's part of Route 10 just South of Man.

Police were called about 11:40 a.m. Sunday about a shooting following an alleged breaking and entering. When troopers arrived at the home, they found Bowens dead.

Bowens' on-again, off-again girlfriend, Venus Parton, 39, told troopers she shot Bowens in self-defense after he broke in. Troopers are investigating to see if that was truly the case.

Police say the couple had a history of domestic violence, including many incidents that became heated.

Troopers say they're processing the crime scene and working to gather evidence about the relationship between the two. It's still unclear if Bowens actually broke into the home or the reason why.

Charges could be filed if troopers determine Parton did not act in self-defense.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Keep clicking for the latest information.

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