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UPDATE: Clarksburg Shooting Victim Dies, Arrest Made

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Update 7/9/12

According to the criminal complaint Nicholas Ray Allen and Shawn Kinser got in an argument before Kinser shot Allen in the abdomen.

The complaint attributes the argument to a $450 drug sale between the shooter and the victim.

Allen died early Saturday morning.

Kinser turned himself in several hours after the shooting and is currently in the North Central Regional Jail without bail.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing July 16 at 3 p.m. in Harrison County Magistrate Court.

Update 7/8/12

The Barbour County Sheriff's Department said Nicholas Ray Allen was arrested by the Department of Natural Resources several months ago for possession with intent to deliver marijuana.  

Barbour County Sheriff John Hawkins said the case was pending. Hawkins said Allen was on the run for a while and officials were still looking for him up until Friday, when he was shot and killed in the North View neighborhood of Clarksburg.

Allen was also arrested by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.  The Taylor County Sheriff's Department said Allen escaped that arrest.  

Update 7/7/12

Police identified the shooter as Shawn Timothy Kinser, 22, and the victim as Nicholas Ray Allen, 26.  Allen died just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Kinser is currently in the North Central Regional Jail without bail on a charge of first degree murder.  

Police said Kinser turned himself in a few hours after the shooting occurred. 

Police said the motive is believed to be drug related, but could not provide more details.

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department said there were warrants for Allen's arrest in Taylor and Barbour Counties. In Taylor County for fleeing from an officer and in Barbour County for drug charges.  


A suspect is in custody in the shooting of a man in the North View neighborhood of Clarksburg.  Police want the public to know there is no need to be alarmed.


The Clarksburg Police said a man was flown by HealthNet to Ruby Memorial Hospital Friday evening after he was shot in the abdomen.

According to officials on scene, the shooting happened just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of N. 20th Street and Williams Avenue in the North View neighborhood of Clarksburg.

Police said the shooter left by foot and is still at large. The shooter is described as a white male.

Police have not identified the shooter or the victim.  The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

Resident and witness, Nicole Marsh, tells 12 News she heard two gunshots just outside of her home.

"We were just getting ready to leave the house, a group of people were on the side of the house. We went to walk outside and all of a sudden you heard a couple gunshots and the guy stumbled backwards and fell on the ground," said Nicole Marsh, a nearby resident.  "We didn't really see anything or hear anything. I went inside and we called 911. And we came back out there were quite a few cars trying to help the guy that was shot. And we had to wait for the ambulance."

She said individuals nearby acted quickly.  

"When I came back outside the guy was already on the ground and people were taking their shirts off trying to stop the bleeding," Marsh said.

Marsh said she did not recognize the victim or the individuals hanging out nearby.  She did not recognize the car on scene either.  

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