RED HOUSE, W.Va. — Any charges against a Putnam County woman for the shooting death of her former boyfriend will probably lie with the Putnam County grand jury. 

Curtis Adams, 31, was hit with a shotgun blast early Saturday morning when he kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend at a mobile home along Grandview Ridge Road in the Red House Hill area.

“He was out on bond for violation of a protective order,” said Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese. “We had that in place and we also had a current protective order in place.  He was not currently living at the residence.  We had three calls there in the last six months.”

Adams fled the home and flagged down a passing motorist for help. The passerby took him to the nearby Route 34 Volunteer Fire Department looking for help, but he died by the time EMS arrived.

Deweese said so far no charges have been filed.

“It’s still under investigation,” he said. “We’ll complete our investigation and provide that to the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office. More than  likely it will be presented to the grand jury in this coming term.”

There were five children inside the mobile home at the time of the shooting. They were not injured.

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  • Tom

    Shot < trial

  • Jerry Todd

    She did us all a favor, instead of a grand jury she should get a medal. Teach you daughters to shoot and they'll not be victims

    Free women, give them a gun!!!

  • rick

    good riddence

  • Julia Styer

    I hope logic will prevale in this case. This woman did what she could do. She filed the order of protection and put him out of the home. Investigate it sure, but respect what this woman went thru in the process. I fear the anti gun sentiment will lead to making an example of a person who simply defended their family and their own life.

  • northforkfisher

    I'm relieved to see she and the children are safe and alright. Here is a prime example of how, even the miles of paperwork, we're not going to protect her.
    I hate to think what the outcome would have been, if she was not armed. More and more people are becoming less afraid of the law, which causes people to have to defend their self.
    The police can't set and provide 24 hour protection and the criminals know this. It's a sad time for all involved.

  • Ray

    Good for her! Another jerk bites the dust!

  • Jonus Grumby

    It appears to be an open and shut case: justifiable homicide. Next.

  • Randy

    Can't wait to see another genius comment from Gary Karstens.

  • arp

    Good for her! Let's hope there is no indictment. Sounds like he should have been shot even earlier.