PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 04/13/19 10:45 A.M.
Parkersburg Police have arrested Jacob Williams, 23, of Parkersburg for allegedly shooting his father, Jason Williams, 42, on Friday afternoon.
They say Williams was arrested early Saturday morning in Mineral Wells in the area of the Microtel Inn.
Court documents say the Jacob Williams shot his father in the stomach area inside a home on the 1500 block of Crescent Street.
“The father and son had an argument and at some point during the argument, the son, Mr. Jacob Williams, produced and brandished a nine millimeter pistol, shot the victim one time in the stomach, and shortly thereafter fled the scene in a vehicle," says Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin.
Jason Williams was then transported to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries and is currently on a ventilator in the ICU.
Jacob Williams was arraigned in Magistrate Court on Saturday morning.
“He was charged with malicious wounding, which is a felony. There could be additional charges later on once this process gets going on to grand jury,” notes Chief Martin.
His bond has been set for $100,000.
UPDATE: 04/12/19 10:20 P.M.
Police are looking for a man who reportedly shot his father inside a Parkersburg residence Friday afternoon and then fled the scene.
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on the 1500 block of Crescent Street.
Police Chief Joseph Martin says a man and his adult son were in a verbal argument, when the son shot his dad in the abdomen.
The father was taken to the hospital and is now recovering from his injuries.
Police are now looking for the victim's son, who remains at large.
Police are not releasing the names of the suspect or victim.
ORIGINAL STORY: 04/12/19 4:18 P.M.
One person was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon following a shooting at a home on Crescent Street in south Parkersburg, police said.
Authorities were called to the scene about 4 p.m., and Parkersburg Police investigators remain at the residence questioning several people.
Police Chief Joseph Martin said the male victim was taken to the hospital, but he was not able to provide any additional details on his injuries.
"We're still gathering details," Martin said.
Police placed crime-scene tape along the street in front the residence at 1508 Crescent Street and used tape to block off Crescent Street just before Edwin Street.
Units from Camden Clark Ambulance Service and the Parkersburg Fire Department were also at the scene.
We'll update this store online and during our evening newscasts as more information becomes available.