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Second suspect arrested in Beckley shootout

Quantel Saunders Quantel Saunders
Malique Medley Malique Medley

UPDATE:Police says the second suspect involved in a shootout at a Beckley store parking lot has been arrested.

Quauntel Saunders was taken into custody at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, according to Detective Morgan Bragg.


Beckley, WV (WVVA)  Beckley police have arrested one man and they are still searching for another after a shootout in a store parking lot.  Detective Morgan Bragg says Thursday afternoon around 2:40pm, officers responded to reports of shots fired near the Corner Shop at 745 S. Kanawha Street.  The investigation revealed that two men has pulled weapons in the parking lot and fired multiple shots at each other.  Neither man was reported injured.

With the help of witnesses and surveillance video, detectives identified the two shooters as Quauntel Saunders and Malique Medley.  Warrants were obtained for both men.  Medley was arrested Thursday night.  Officers are still working to locate Saunders.

Both Saunders and Medley are charged with six counts of wanton endangerment and one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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