(01/06/2020)
CHARLESTON MURDER - A man that was named a person of interest in the shooting death of a Charleston teenager has been arrested.

The Charleston Police Department announced they took Qynell Bradshaw, 23, into custody early Sunday morning during a traffic stop.

Bradshaw had outstanding warrants out for his arrest for malicious wounding in June and being a prohibited person with a firearm in April.

Bradshaw is the ex-boyfriend of Laurina Blake, 18, who was shot several times and killed on the city’s west side on November 30.

Blake was found with multiple gunshot wounds to her body, lying next to a vehicle in the 100 block of Lovell Drive that evening. She later died at the hospital.

According to CPD, the malicious wounding charge came in a June incident where Bradshaw is accused of holding Blake’s mouth open under a showerhead until she began to choke and lose consciousness.

During this incident, Bradshaw is accused of striking Blake in the face with his fist, causing significant injury to her eye and the side of her head.

Bradshaw is being held on those charges at the South Central Regional Jail.

No arrests have been made for Blake’s murder.

BOONE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER - One man is dead and another has been charged with murder in Boone County.

State Police say Cody Wayne Miller, 32, of Danville died of gunshot wounds at a local hospital Friday night. Miller had been discovered lying along the road near the intersection of U.S. Route 119 in the Julian community. Initially it was reported that a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

Troopers soon developed a suspect and arrested Shane Justice, 26, of Julian later Friday after a high speed chase. Justice is charged with murder, wanton endangerment, and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Investigator say they believe Miller and Justice knew one another and had been together earlier in the day. Indications are Miller was shot standing next to Justice’s vehicle or actually inside the vehicle with him.

He remains jailed without bond.


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