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Man dead in Sunday shooting in Weirton

September 9, 2013
By LINDA HARRIS - Staff writer , The Herald-Star

WEIRTON - One city man is dead and an 18-year-old is being charged with his murder after a shooting in the early morning hours Sunday near Hudson and Orchard streets.

The victim, identified as Frank Tulock of Orchard Street, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene, police said.

City police have charged Adam Barnhart, 18, of 225 Hudson Avenue with murder and domestic violence. He is being held in the Northern Regional Jail without bond on the murder charge, and $2,500 bond on the domestic violence charge.

Police Chief Bruce Marshall said his department received a call about a fight near Hudson and Orchard shortly before 3 a.m., followed by reports that shots had been fired.

"Upon arrival, one man had been shot and another was loose in the neighborhood with a gun," the chief said. "Shortly after the shooting, we apprehended (Barnhart). He's been charged with first degree murder."

Marshall said Barnhart was located hiding in bushes behind an abandoned building on Hudson Avenue. He said officers searched through the night to recover what they believe to be the murder weapon, a handgun.

Marshall said the investigation is continuing, but early reports suggest the victim was not involved in the initial domestic disturbance.

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