Clarksburg man charged with murder in fatal shooting of roommate

Mason Taylor Lynch, 22, is charged with murder after he admitted to investigators he fatally shot his roommate at their home in Clarksburg on Jan. 7, 2019.
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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WDTV) - UPDATE: 01/08/2019, 11:10 a.m.
Investigators say the suspect in a Clarksburg murder admitted to shooting and killing his roommate.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Mason Taylor Lynch is charged with murder, after he told investigators he shot the 20-year-old victim.

Harrison County Sheriff's deputies responded to the shooting scene at 10:40 p.m. Monday, on White Blossom Drive off of Dye Road in Clarksburg.

Per the family's request, local media are not releasing the victim's name until more family members have been notified.

Lynch has been charged with murder.


UPDATE: 01/08/2019, 9:45 a.m.
An arrest was made in connection to a deadly shooting in Clarksburg Monday night.

Mason Lynch, 22, was charged in connection to the murder. He's currently in the North Central Regional Jail.

The victim's name has not been released.


ORIGINAL STORY: 01/07/2019 11:55 p.m.
The Harrison County Sheriff's Office confirms one person is dead and another is in custody after a shooting Monday night in Harrison County.

Deputies responded to a call about a shooting at 10:40 p.m. Monday, on White Blossom Drive off of Dye Road in Clarksburg.

The detainee is currently in custody for questioning, according to Harrison County Sheriff's Lt. Rob Waybright.