8/11/09 Officers responded to a shots fired in the 600 block of S. Queen Street at 11:14pm. Officers were told there was a shooting victim at 604 S. Queen Street, the male victim was found on the front porch of the residence. The victim was attended to by EMS personal from Martinsburg Fire Dept. and he was transported to City Hospital .
The victim is Shavar Thompson of 604 S Queen Street Martinsburg WV , age 25 years. Mr. Thompson said he was in the rear yard his home as he was approached by an individual and shot once in the left shoulder . This wound appears to be a thru and thru wound and is non life threatening. The victim said he did not see his attacker, only the muzzle flash of the weapon and said he had no conversation with his attacker. This was a small caliber handgun that was used in this crime and at the time of this release Mr. Shavar was still being treated at City Hospital.
Officers do not believe this was a random shooting and we want to reassure the public concerning this. Anyone with information please call Martinsburg City PD at 304 264 2100 or Crime Solvers at 304 267 4999.