State Police charge Braxton Co. student
September 12, 2012 ·
State Police have charged a Braxton County High School student in the fatal shooting of his uncle at a home about 100 yards from school.
Sgt. A.J. Shingler
says 18-year-old Billy Joe McCraw is charged with wanton endangerment with a
firearm and claims that the shooting was accidental.
McCraw is accused of
killing 33-year-old Donald Morrison late last night in the Sutton home where
both of them were living.
Morrison died of a
gunshot wound to the chest.
McCraw was arrested
early today and lodged at Central Regional Jail.
Shingler says the
scene was cleared by 5 a.m. and operations at the school were unaffected.
The investigation is
continuing, and police will consult with the prosecutor on the possibility of