Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shooting In Clay County

{Procious, West Virginia}...Hiram Lewis, an attorney in Morgantown, faces charges of malicious wounding and wanton endangerment after he allegedly shot Steve Bogart Wednesday at a house in Procious in Clay County. State Police Trooper Brian Young says police were told in the initial call that someone was breaking into the house, and there had been a shooting, and the homeowner was  lying on the porch while the suspect was still in the house. Young says, when police arrived, Bogart was lying on the porch bleeding with a gunshot wound to the leg and Lewis was inside the home. Young says police have proof the two men both live at the residence and had lived there for six days. Lewis says Bogart is a homeless veteran and he was trying to help him out. Lewis says he shot Bogart in self-defense when he was  breaking down the door trying to get into the home. Lewis ran for state Attorney General in 2004 and U.S. Senate in 2006.