WPD Provide Update on Weekend Shooting

Wheeling Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred Saturday evening on Wheeling Island that resulted in the death of a man.

Just before 7:30 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of South Huron Street, where they met a person who told police they shot someone. 

The victim, Tyrone Raymont Thompson, 35 of Wheeling was taken to Wheeling Hospital by fire department personnel where he later died.

A suspect was initially detained at the scene and has been cooperative with police.  Based on initial evidence, and statements provided, police are currently investigating a self-defense motive. The suspect has not been charged with a crime and was released from police custody Saturday night.

Investigators are continuing their work to gather more information, conduct additional interviews and seek possible surveillance video. 

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