Monday August 22, 2011
Man shoots alleged robber dead at Logan Walmart
by From staff reports
Charleston Daily Mail
LOGAN, W.Va. -- Police say a Logan County man shot and killed another man who was trying to rob him at a Walmart in Logan.
It happened about 4:30 p.m. Monday at the parking lot entrance of the Fountain Place store.
David Abbott, 37, of Chapmanville approached Jesus Canul, 26, of Logan in the store's parking lot.
Abbott produced a "sharp object" and attempted to rob Canul, Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper said.
Canul then pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Abbott once in the head, Harper said.
Abbott was taken to Logan Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
No other injuries were reported.
Canul stayed at the scene and surrendered to city police.
The weapon, which was described only as a handgun, was recovered as evidence.
He was taken into custody and has been charged with murder.
Harper said officers were advised by the county prosecutor's office to proceed with a murder charge because of the circumstances of the shooting.
The chief was not sure if the two men knew each other.
An investigation is ongoing