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21-year-old arrested for allegedly murdering his brother in Clay County

A 21-year-old from Birch River, West Virginia, was arrested Saturday for allegedly murdering his bother in Clay County, according to a press release from the West Virginia State Police.

“On Saturday, January 28, 2023, at approximately 5:22 p.m., Trooper A.L. Shaffer and other troopers responded to a domestic-related shooting that had occurred on Youngs Monument Road in Clay County,” the release states. “Upon arrival, officers observed Cory Garvin-Ward, 31, of Birch River, with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Troopers performed CPR until EMS arrived. Cory Garvin-Ward was transported to Summersville Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

“Zachary Garvin-Ward, 21, of Birch River, was secured on scene and placed under arrest for the murder of his brother Cory Garvin-Ward. Zachary Garvin-Ward was processed and transported to the Central Regional Jail to await further court proceedings. At this time, the status of this investigation is active and ongoing.”

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