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Huntington – A former Huntington city councilman has  been found guilty of a shooting that paralyzed a man in 2019, according to a Cabell Circuit Court official.

Ex-councilman Tom McCallister was found guilty of one count each of malicious wounding and use or presentment of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the source. 

The trial started earlier in the week with closing arguments this morning. 

The jury convicted McCallister of shooting and injuring Ronald McDowell in April 2019 in West Huntington.

McDowell was paralyzed in the shooting. He died in October. 

Charges against McCallister did not change following  McDowell’s death. The judge ruled the death was not to be mentioned during trial testimony.

Sentencing is set for 10 a.m., January 23, 2023. McCallister’s bond was revoked, and he was taken into custody.

Controversy has followed McCallister, who on previous occasions had been banned from some public buildings.

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  • Ron Gregory

    From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia – Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.

From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia - Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.