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UPDATE: Beckley Police Department releases more information from homicide investigation

BECKLEY, W. Va. (WVVA) - The Beckley Police Department is now releasing the identity of the victim of the shooting incident that was reported on January 15, 2021.

Thirty-one-year-old Jerel Saunders of Beckley, WV was discovered deceased at approximately 10:30 a.m. on that date in the area of Smith and Miller
Streets.

A picture of the victim, 31-year-old Jerel Saunders.

It was discovered that Mr. Saunders had suffered multiple gunshot injuries, his death is now being investigated by the Beckley Police Department Detective Bureau as a homicide.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Nick Walters of the Beckley Police Department or CrimestoppersWV at crimstopperswv.com or their P3 Tips app.

The number for the Beckley Police Department is (304) 256-1720.

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