CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Clarksburg Police are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting last week in Harrison County that resulted in the death of Rex Bailey, 20.
Malik Corbin Edler, 19, of Clarksburg, is facing multiple felony charges as part of a drug deal gone bad.
Edler’s charges include armed robbery, malicious assault, use of a firearm during commission of a felony, and possession with intent to deliver. The incident happened at Edler’s home on Broaddus Avenue in Clarksburg at around 1:50 a.m. Thursday.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Harrison County Magistrate Court, a victim, identified as S.S., entered Edler’s home with the intent to purchase marijuana.
Edler allegedly placed a firearm to the victim’s head and demanded that the victim give him the money that he had in his possession. The victim was then told to get out of Edler’s home.
Upon telling an accompanying female who had provided the money that he was robbed at gunpoint, the female then approached the front door to inquire about the money. After knocking on the door, she was let into the residence, where Edler was still armed with the black handgun.
According to the complaint, Edler then grabbed the female by her clothing, shoved her against the wall and struck her in the head with the firearm, causing lacerations to her head.
Edler is being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a combined bond of $650,000.
Currently, no one has been charged with the shooting death of Rex Bailey.
The female was transported to United Hospital Center, where she received staples to the scalp to close two open wounds.
Edler’s home is one of two properties now part of an abatement order issued by Clarksburg Police Department.
A press release issued by Police Chief Robbie Hilliard states that marijuana was seized from the premises, and an abatement order was issued to the property owner, Jim Greaver.