Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sheriff Says 71-Year-Old Shot Younger Man in Foot to Defend from Attack

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sheriff Says 71-Year-Old Shot Younger Man in Foot to Defend from Attack

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A 71-year-old St. Albans man told police he shot a 27-year-old man Tuesday when the younger man attacked him, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office. Kanawha County Metro 911 received a report about a shooting at about 11:15 a.m. at 421 Moses Street in St. Albans. Kanawha sheriff's deputies responded and found a man who had been shot about a block away.

Detectives say they conducted interviews and determined that Jeremy Rucker, 27, attacked Lemuel Rogers, 71. Rogers told deputies he shot Rucker to defend himself.

Rogers allows Rucker and his wife, who are homeless, to use the home to shower, deputies said.

Rucker's wound did not appear to be life-threatening. He was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital. …

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