HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington Police made an arrest Tuesday afternoon in the shooting death of city teenager. Dylan Stone, 19, of Huntington, is charged with gunning down Garrett Hatten, 19, in front of Hatten’s home on Jackson Ave. Monday night.
Witnesses said there were five to seven people who showed up at Hatten’s home and confronted the victim. A fight ensued and led to gunfire.
Hatten was a recent graduate of Huntington High School.
An hour and ten minutes earlier Police had been dispatched to 8th Ave. where a man was shot dead. . He was later identified as Eugene Wamsley, 33, of Detroit, MI. Police have had very little information to help develop the case and witness information didn’t materialize a suspect.
Huntington has become a haven for violence often exported from the Motor City, but police say in the initial stages of the investigation there’s nothing to show this was a drug related incident. Neighbors who lived near the crime scene had a hard time buying it despite the lack of any drug-related evidence.
Police haven’t commented on a motive for either shooting, but say the two incidents are not connected.