WEIRTON, W.Va. — Police have charged a teenager with murder after a Sunday morning shooting death.

Investigators allege 18-year-old Adam Barnhart of Weirton shot and killed Frank Tulock during a fight near Hudson and Orchard streets at about 3 a.m. Sunday.  


Adam Barnhart is charged with murder in the shooting death of Frank Tulock.

Police received a call about an argument and shots fired. When they arrived they found Tulock lying on the ground. He had been shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers found Barnhart hiding in bushes along Hudson Avenue a short time after the shooting. Police spent the night searching for the gun believed used in the shooting.

Investigators said it doesn’t appear Tulock was part of the initial fight.

Barnhart is being held without bail in the Northern Regional Jail.

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  • stacy s

    I personally grew up with frank and graduated with his sister brandy, this sorry excuse for a human being is proof positive that public hangings should be immediate punishment! Frank and brandys family should be given the choice od this piece of trashs fate! And that would be generous considering frank wasn't given a choice of how, when or who would MURDER him! I'm so sorry for the tulock families loss, and no worries frank your son will be taken care of very well...brandy I'm so sorry..words can't describe my sorrow for your loss. Rip frank