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Gunshot During Morgantown Fight Leads to Arrest

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Police arrested one man on a wanton endangerment charge after a fight Wednesday in Morgantown. 

Around 3:45 p.m. on the 500 block of Stewart Street, officers responded to a call of someone brandishing a gun, according to a news release from the Morgantown Police Department. 

Once on scene, officers said they found that two men had been involved in a fight and one of the men had pulled out a handgun and fired a shot.  The shooter left the scene.

Witnesses were able to give a description of the shooter and of the vehicle he left in.  Police were then able to identify the suspect as Omar Barghouthi, 20, of Beckley.  He was charged with one count of wanton endangerment.  He is being held in the North Central Regional Jail.  Barghouthi is a former West Virginia University student, according to WVU officials.

The other man involved in the fight received minor injuries and did not require immediate treatment, according to police.

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