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Elkview man fatally shoots grandson, says it was self-defense

A man was on the phone with police dispatchers when he shot and killed his teenage grandson early Monday, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

Elkview resident Richard Lipscomb, 78, fatally shot his 19-year-old grandson, Griffin Lipscomb, according to a news release. Richard Lipscomb said he was fighting with his grandson and acted in self defense. Both men lived in the house on Sparrow Lane where the shooting occurred and witnesses were present.

The Kanawha County prosecutor's office will determine if charges should be filed, according to the release. No one had been charged as of Monday afternoon.

Funerals for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Adkins, Denvil - 11 a.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Armstrong, Lola - 3 p.m., Old Pine Grove Cemetery, Sumerco.

Cottrell, H. Harvey - 2 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Hager, Doran - 1 p.m., Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

Hedrick, Phyllis - Noon, Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Lane, Mary - 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Ludwig, Michael - 1 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley.

Morton, Laura - 1 p.m., Ida Baptist Church, Bentree.

Sodder, Elsie - Noon, St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer.

Stump, Ruth - 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Grantsville.