Man dead, woman beaten in Newell

NEWELL, W.Va. – A man shot himself Friday night following a standoff on Kitchell Avenue that erupted from a domestic dispute.

According to WTRF – TV, Wheeling, W.Va., the man died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound after a woman who had been beaten with a baseball bat was able to escape the home. The station reported on its website that the woman was hospitalized for her injuries.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said the incident began as a domestic dispute but would not release any additional information about events leading up the woman’s beating or the man’s death.