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UPDATE: Names, details released in Glen Jean shooting

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GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - A Fayette County man is dead and another is in custody following an early morning shooting in the Glen Jean area of Fayette County.

Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were notified of a shooting incident at the Mountainair Mobile Home Park in Glen Jean shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The male victim -- identified as 22-year-old Gary Wayne Smith of Hilltop -- was found with an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. He was transported to Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect -- Matthew Paul Gravley, 29, also of Hilltop -- came out of a nearby residence holding a handgun. He dropped the gun when ordered to do so and was taken into custody without incident.

Gravley has been charged with murder. He is being held at Southern Regional Jail and is expected to be arraigned Thursday.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and suspect were close neighbors and that this incident stemmed from a physical altercation between the two men.

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