On Friday, November 27, 2009, at 0301hrs., officers from the Martinsburg Police Department responded to 306 Wilson Street, the Red Cafe bar, for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate multiple subjects outside of the bar, two of which had suffered gunshot wounds to lower extremities, including foot and leg. Both subjects were transported to City Hospital for treatment.
Corporal Polinik of the Martinsburg Police Department initially responded on scene and observed a black male standing in the parking lot with a firearm in his waist band. It was advised by Cpl. Polinik that the male took the firearm out of his pants, dropped it on the ground and then proceeded to run back towards the bar entrance. At that point, Cpl. Polinik subdued the male, who was resisting arrest, by utilizing his taser and placed him under arrest. The male was identified as Bryson Bryant.
Officers secured the scene and were able to locate 2 types of ammunition casings in the parking lot where the incident occurred. Several of the casings recovered were consistent with ammunition that could have been fired by the recovered firearm.
A short time after Mr. Bryant’s arrest, officers who were at City Hospital advised dispatch that a 3rd gunshot victim had arrived at the Emergency Room with a leg injury.
All victims were treated for gunshot wounds to the lower extremities and have non-life threatening injuries.
Also arrested was Sequan Baker, who had broken a vehicle window during the incident and provided a false statement.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
Bryson Percy Bryant
55 Avalon Avenue, Hagerstown MD 21740
3 counts of Malicious Wounding
3 counts of Wanton Endangerment
1 count of carrying a concealed weapon
1 count of underage consumption
1 count of obstructing
1 count of resisting arrest
1 count of disturbing the peace
Sequan Sanon Baker
629 W. Franklin Street, Hagerstown MD 21740
1 count of Destruction of Property
1 count of False Information