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New information released in I-81 shooting death

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department has released more information about a deadly shooing from earlier this week along Interstate-81 near the Marlowe/Falling Waters exit.

Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon said investigators have charged truck driver, Harold Rue, 66, of Gwinnett, Georgia, with murder. He allegedly shot and killed Reynaldo Gonzalez Mediavilla, 29, of Hialeah, Florida, during a road rage incident early Tuesday morning.

Harmon said the shooting occurred near the 23-mile marker northbound after both truckers pulled onto the shoulder of the interstate. It’s alleged Rue shot Mediavilla and then took off heading north on I-81. He was eventually pulled over and taken into custody in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Harmon said Berkeley County investigators then traveled to Pennsylvania and worked with Pennsylvania State Police to recover evidence from the shooting.

Rue is being held in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition.

The investigation is still ongoing and Rue could face more criminal charges after being returned to West Virginia.

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