MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Fairmont man was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with Monday night’s Listravia Avenue shooting.
Thursday evening, Carlos Luis Pagan II was arrested by the United States Marshals Service’s Mountain State Fugitive Task Force in Fairmont. The task force was assisted by detectives from the Morgantown Police Department and Fairmont Police Department, according to an MPD press release.
The 28-year-old is charged with second-degree attempted murder and malicious wounding.
Andrew Stacy, Morgantown’s public information officer, identified Kashif Lamont Monk, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., as the victim of the shooting.
Monk was shot multiple times in the chest and leg, according to a criminal complaint against Pagan.
A previous MPD press release stated Monk was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Stacy said Monk is still in the hospital as of Friday afternoon. A hospital spokesperson said Monk is in good condition.
Monk told detectives he was walking to his car when he saw a vehicle parked behind his, according to the complaint. He walked up to the car, saw Pagan and noticed he had a gun in his waistband, the complaint stated. Monk asked Pagan about the gun and Pagan drew it, shooting Monk multiple times.
Pagan was arraigned Friday in Marion County Magistrate Court and is being held in North Central Regional Jail without bond.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 304-284-7454.
Story by William Dean