Arrest made in West Dunbar shooting

Around noon yesterday a man was shot in West Dunbar and detectives immediately started looking for the suspect. The Kanawha Bureau of Investigation arrested 31-year old Franklin Beverly of West Dunbar a few hours later for the Malicious Wounding of Joe Green also of West Dunbar. Beverly told investigators he shot Green because Green had "smacked" Beverly's girlfriend in the stomach area, who was pregnant. Green was transported to CAMC General and is in serious condition. Beverly has already been arraigned in Kanawha Magistrate Court.