CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Charleston police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a weekend shooting death.
Detectives announced Sunday they want to question Marlon “ICE” Dixon, 37, involving the murder of Branda Basham. They said Dixon currently has an outstanding warrant for selling heroin.
The body of the 22-year-old Basham was found at around 10:30 Saturday morning near railroad tracks off Madison Street on Charleston’s West Side.
Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for Charleston Police, said the only information investigators had initially was that gunshots were heard in that same area around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
Detectives spent the weekend talking with those who reported hearing the gunshots and those who knew Basham.
“Anytime that we have a case where someone’s life is taken, that is our highest priority case and we’re going to work around the clock until we get to the bottom of it,” Cooper told WCHS Television in Charleston.
Basham’s murder marks the second homicide in Charleston in the last week. Martin Snodgrass, 51, of Charleston was attacked and killed on Magic Island on July 5. Three people are charged with roles in his murder.