UPDATE: Victim identified in Beckley murder

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(WVVA) A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man.

The shooting happened at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on 2nd Street in Beckley.

According to Sgt. Morgan Bragg, a responding officer “encountered an armed suspect” and took him into custody without incident.

Ramon Isaiah Edwards, III, 23, has been charged with first degree murder and 13 counts of wanton endangerment.

The victim has been identified as Jalen Laqua Joe, of Beckley, WV.

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