Arrest Made In Deadly McDowell Co. Shooting

Myron Martens

Police have arrested 30-year-old Myron Martens and charged him with murder in connection with the shooting death of Coty Barker in a parking lot in Marion.

Officers were called to the Kwik Mart in Marion Tuesday morning and discovered Barker dead inside a Chevrolet Silverado.

Video from surveillance cameras at the store showed a passenger leaving the truck and running away.

Police searched for several hours for the suspect. Four local schools were put into lockdown during the search, as a precaution.

Martens is currently being held in the McDowell County Jail.

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