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Lashmeet man charged with shooting nephew

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Emmitt Lee Farley Emmitt Lee Farley
MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

Deputies say a Lashmeet man shot his nephew in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

The shooting took place outside a residence on Reese Harmon Ridge. 

Emmitt Lee Farley, 61, is charged with malicious wounding. He's currently being held in Southern Regional Jail on $50,000 cash/ surety bond. 

According to court documents, Farley first told investigators that his nephew tried to break in, but later stated the two got into an argument before the shooting. 

The victim, identified as Alan Farley suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his neck. He was taken to Princeton Community Hospital and then flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He is listed in critical condition.

A .40 caliber pistol was recovered from the scene.

Once at the sheriff's office, Emmitt Farley was asked to submit a breathalyzer test. Court documents indicate he blew a .125. At that time, investigators stopped questioning him.

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