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Police look for suspect in Wheeling shooting

Updated: Sunday, September 22 2013, 07:04 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va.

More details on the shooting on Wheeling Island.

Police have identified a suspect in the case and have classified that man as being armed and dangerous.

The man police are looking for is now wanted for attempted murder.

“Based on our investigation we were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Steven Clay Kyle, Jr.,” said Detective Matt Taylor of the Wheeling Police Department.

Wheeling Police said they were called to 22 Vermont Street on September, 21, around 4 a.m. after getting many calls of gunshots being fired.

When police got there they were flagged down by the victim.

A 27-year-old man from Cleveland was shot multiple times in his upper body.

The front door of the house had several bullet holes through it, but it’s not covered up.

Police said the victim was staying there with the homeowner.

They said the suspect in the case, Steven Clay Kyle, Jr., is a black man from Cleveland, according to witnesses and evidence.

“Officers have dealt with him on several occasions,” said Taylor.

He is 22-years-old, has black hair, about 5’5” tall, 140 pounds, with a tattoo on his neck spelling the word “benka.”

“It’s still ongoing, but at this point, we have obtained a warrant for his arrest,” said Taylor.

Taylor said they don’t have a motive at this point and right now he’s facing an attempted murder charge and possibly more.

He said they have not heard back from the hospital on the victim’s conditions, but he did say those injuries are not life threatening.

If you have any information that can help police in this investigation, call our Crimebusters Tipline at 1-800-862-BUST.



Police look for suspect in Wheeling shooting


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