Crime / Courts

South Webster Shooting Under Investigation

Staff Report
Scioto County Candor

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini has announced that his office received a 911 call on Sun., Dec. 31, 2017 from 579 Sugar Camp Jackson Fork Road in South Webster, stating that there was need of an ambulance and that someone had been shot.

Captain John Murphy stated that deputies responded along with emergency medical services (EMS) to the location. Upon arrival, deputies found Robert Betz, 36, of South Webster, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen area. The victim was transported by air to Cabell County Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., where he is listed in stable condition.

Seth A. Demand, 18, of 579 Sugar Camp Jackson Fork, South Webster, was identified as the shooter and was brought in for questioning by detectives.

This is still an ongoing investigation that could result in charges being presented to the Scioto County Grand jury on a later date.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Detective Denver Triggs at 740-351-1093. All calls will remain confidential.

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