Man allegedly shoots own son

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly shooting his adult son at the Greenbrier Garden Apartments at 13th and Quincy streets in Parkersburg.

Michael Todd Stanley, 44, of 624 West Virginia Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned Sunday on a felony charge of malicious wounding and was being held on $250,000 bond.

The victim, 27-year-old Robert Lee Krafft, was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center by helicopter, after initially begin taken to Camden Clark Medical Center. He was in stable condition Sunday after reportedly undergoing surgery, said Sgt. Greg Collins with the Parkersburg Police Department.

Collins said the situation began about 9:45 p.m. Saturday when officers were dispatched to Greenbrier Garden Apartments in reference to gun shots. Officers also responded to Camden Clark because a caller advised the victim of gunshot wounds was being transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

“At this point of the investigation, it appears that family members were involved in a domestic dispute after returning home from a local bar,” Collins said, adding the dispute apparently escalated and resulted in Krafft allegedly being shot by Stanley, his father.

Parkersburg police officers surrounded Apartment 30, with S.W.A.T. and crisis negotiators summoned to the scene, Collins said. Numerous apartments were evacuated with numerous other residents of the complex being advised to shelter in place, he said.

West Virginia State Police also assisted at the scene.

Crisis negotiators attempted to make contact with Stanley inside the apartment numerous times. Stanley was observed at a window briefly during the negotiations but failed to respond to officers’ requests to come outside, Collins said. After approximately 3 1/2 hours, S.W.A.T. team operators breached a set of glass doors and took Stanley into custody without further incident, he said.

Parkersburg police detectives and the crime scene technician began processing the apartment for evidence at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, he said.

Stanley was transported to police headquarters and processed on a felony charge of malicious wounding. He was taken to CCMC for medical clearance before being placed in the Wood County Holding Center. Following Sunday’s arraignment in Wood County Magistrate Court, he was scheduled to be transferred to North Central Regional Jail today, Collins said.

Collins said a criminal complaint filed in magistrate court by Detective D.A. Moody alleges that Stanley and Krafft were at Apt. 30 Greenbrier Gardens when they got into a physical altercation. During the fight, Stanley retrieved a 9mm pistol and allegedly shot Krafft two times in the abdomen, the complaint stated.