Arrest Made After Gunfire In Wheeling Hotel Room
An Ohio man is behind bars after allegedly shooting a handgun at a hotel on Main Street in downtown Wheeling.
At 12:52 a.m. Monday, Wheeling Police Department officers arrived at a room located at the Main Street establishment after a report of a fight between two men. One man reportedly had a gun, police were told.
Kemaun Marquis Bourne, 23, of Campbell, Ohio was found to be in possession of the handgun upon arrival by police, according to police spokesman Philip Stahl.
“Bourne shot off the gun. I don’t know if they were fighting over something or what they were on possibly sparked it out of the blue,” Stahl said.
Stahl said the men may have been on some type of narcotic drug. Cocaine also was discovered by officials inside the hotel room, he alleged.
“There may have been others there, but the cocaine was inside one of the rooms,” Stahl said.
No one was harmed at the scene. According to Stahl, officers secured the area and arrested Bourne at the hotel. Bourne faces charges of wanton endangerment with a firearm, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Stahl said this is not the first incident to take place at the Main Street hotel.
“We’ve responded there in the past and I don’t know when the last time was,” Stahl said.
In an unrelated case, police are searching for two unknown assailants who allegedly robbed a man on the Wheeling Heritage Trail, near WesBanco Arena, leaving him with injuries.
At 1:15 p.m. Sunday, two men took part in an altercation with the alleged victim and stole his wallet, according to police. The alleged victim told police that the two men wore hooded sweatshirts.
“The victim said that there were two guys of an unknown race with black hoodies with the hoods up and didn’t believe there to be any weapons,” Stahl said. “He received some fight-like injuries to his face.”
The alleged victim could not identify the race or other traits about the suspects. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.
According to Stahl, the suspects removed monetary items from the alleged victim’s wallet and discarded the wallet. The person later discovered his wallet with no money left in the pockets.
If anyone has information regarding either case, police urge you to contact them at 304-234-3664.