City of Beckley Police Dept.

Ramon Edwards III

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Raleigh County man has been charged with first degree murder, following a fatal shooting near downtown Beckley Wednesday.

Police say the victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was hit by gunfire mutliple times outside the Mad Hatter Club on 2nd St. He later was pronounced dead at Raleigh General Hospital.

Ramon Isaiah Edwards III, 23, of Beckley, was taken into custody without incident. In addition to the murder charge, he faces 13 counts of wanton endangerment.

The motive for the shooting remains under inverstigation.

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