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UPDATE: Randolph County Shooting Victim Dies, Raese Charged With Murder

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Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said Tuesday that Wade Raese, 27, is being charged with first degree murder. Raese is accused of shooting Ryan Earl Young, 45, of South Carolina last week in a vehicle in the Highland Park area.

Young died Saturday evening at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Raese is being held without bail in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

If convicted, Raese faces life in prison.



Wade Raese turned himself into law enforcement Tuesday morning.  Raese is charged with attempted murder and is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $250,000 cash only bond.

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Law enforcement in Randolph County are still looking for a shooting suspect Tuesday after a man was shot in the head inside a vehicle Monday night.

It happened just after 8 p.m. in Highland Park in Elkins, said Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady. 

Brady said sheriff's deputies received a dispatch from 911 that Davis Memorial Hospital had  someone with a gunshot wound to the head.

Deputies were informed through a witness who was at the hospital's waiting room that the victim was identified as Ryan Earl Young. Young is believed to be from South Carolina, Brady said.

The witness told authorities that Wade Raese, 27, shot Young inside a vehicle at Highland Park that all three were occupying, Brady said. Young was sitting as a front seat passenger, and Raese was seated in the back behind Young.

Deputies did confirm with hospital staff that Young suffered a gunshot wound to the rear of the head and neck area, Brady said.

Raese is described as a white man, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing between 125 and 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Young is listed in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Brady said warrants for attempted murder are currently out for Raese. Raese is believed to still be in possession of a handgun, and is considered armed and dangerous, Brady said.

Authorities are still searching Randolph County for Raese. The West Virginia State Police and Elkins Police Department are also assisting.

If you can help call the Randolph County Sheriff's Office at 304-636-2000 or its TIP Line at 304-636-TIPS.

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