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Staff report

ASHLAND Ashland police have named a suspect in the shooting that occurred on East Holt Street on Wednesday night at around 12:15 a.m.

APD has obtained a warrant for John A. Posocco, 23, of Huntington, West Virginia. The warrant is for criminal attempt to commit murder.

Posocco also has an alias and is known as "Exxon Jon." He is considered armed and dangerous.

He is driving a white 2019 Chevy Cruze with a West Virginia registration plate (DWT 437). It was originally reported from a source to police as "DWT 347." However, the correct number is 437.

Anyone with any information can call any leads into the Boyd County Public Safety Communications Center at (606) 329-0800, email silentwitness@ashlandky.gov or any local law enforcement agency.

A female called 911 and reported that her domestic partner, a male, had been shot in the head. Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley said the male victim was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim’s identity has not been revealed. His status has also not been disclosed.

Releasing any other information would “jeopardize the investigation,” said Kelley.

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