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UPDATE: Victim identified in Summers County murder

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Choya Adkins, 40, died from a gunshot wound to the chest outside a residence on Duncan Branch Road. His brother, Mark Shane Adkins, is charged with his murder. Choya Adkins, 40, died from a gunshot wound to the chest outside a residence on Duncan Branch Road. His brother, Mark Shane Adkins, is charged with his murder.

UPDATE: The name of the murder victim has been released. According to Summers County Sheriff Garry Wheeler, Choya Adkins, 40, died from a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Choya Adkins was the brother of suspect Mark Shane Adkins, 46.

The shooting happened behind a car on Duncan Branch Road near Meadow Bridge around 6:36 PM on Sunday. 
Sheriff Wheeler does believe alcohol played a factor in the shooting. He also says they are not exploring the possibility of self-defense, because of statements from witnesses at the scene.

The body of Choya Adkins has been taken to the state medical examiner's office.

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Post by Kathlynn Stone

MEADOW BRIDGE (WVVA)-A murder investigation was underway in Summers county on Monday.

 Mark Shane Adkins, 46 was arrested around 7:00PM on Sunday. 

According to the Summers County Sheriff's Office, Adkins is charged with first degree murder. Deputies say the murder took place on Duncan Branch Road in Meadow Bridge. The victim's identity is not being released at this time.

Adkins is being held in Southern Regional Jail. He's waiting arraignment.

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