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UPDATE: Witnesses describe Lewisburg shooting as accidental

(Lewisburg) Witnesses describe the shooting of a Greenbrier East High School student at Dorie Miller Park on Friday as “accidental”.

According to the criminal complaint, several people including the witness and the suspect were sitting in a parked car at Dorie Miller Park on Friday evening. Edward Alexander Smith-Allen was pointing a gun at people in the car. Witnesses say he was “playing” with the gun. One witness said the pointing of the gun made them so uncomfortable they left the car. The gun was loaded. While pointing the gun at the victim Edward Alexander Smith-Allen pulled the trigger. All of the witnesses in the car described the shooting as “accidental”.

According to Lewisburg Police Chief Chris Teubert, Edward Alexander Smith-Allen turned himself in to Sgt. D.B. Eggleston at the Lewisburg Police Department on Saturday at 6:30 PM. He was arraigned in the Greenbrier County Magistrate Court for the warrant of Wanton Endangerment with a Firearm. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

The victim is currently on life support.

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(GREENBRIER COUNTY) Lewisburg Police needs your help in locating a suspect who was involved in a shooting Friday night.

According to Chief Chris Teubert, officers found a female juvenile inside a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound around 6:40 pm Friday, June 7. The victim was taken to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, then transferred to a Charleston area hospital. There have been no updates on her condition, and her identity has not been released.

A warrant has been issued for 19 year old Edward Alexander Smith-Allen for Wanton Endangerment With A Firearm.

Anyone with information on this incident or Allen’s location please contact the Lewisburg Police Department at 304-645-1626 or Greenbrier County dispatch at 304-647-7911.

Star Connor

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