Brother shoots brother in pre-Christmas altercation
An altercation of unknown origin on Caesarﾒs Mountain led one man to shoot his brother on Friday, December 18.
Roy L. Walker, 43, of Hillsboro, was in the Tygarts Valley Regional Jail Monday in lieu of $50,000 bond. Walker was arrested Thursday, December 24, by Sr. Tpr. S. E. Cales, the investigating officer, and charged with unlawful wounding.
According to First Sgt. J. P. Barlow, Walker shot through a door, hitting his twin brother, Troy. The bullet from a .22 rifle struck Troy Walker in the abdomen, Barlow said. Troy Walker was transported first to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital and then to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center where he underwent surgery and has since been released, Barlow said.
Barlow said neither brother would discuss with law enforcement the nature of the altercation that led to the shooting. Other charges against Roy Walker may be pending, Barlow continued.
The brothers live together in a rented home on John Weimer Road, Cales said.
Unlawful wounding is a felony that carries a one-to-five year prison term.