Monday, April 9, 2012

Subject shoots Gun in Home - Arrest

     On Sunday, 4-8-12 at approximately 2126 hrs, members of the Martinsburg Police Department responded to the 1400 blk of New York Ave in reference to a report of shots fired.  While officers were on the way to the call, information was updated that the suspect had entered a residence and discharged a firearm into the floor of the house.  Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect in a vehicle a few blocks from the scene.  Pfc D North along with Ptlm J Crites and Ptlm P Lehman were able to stop the vehicle and take the suspect into custody after a short struggle.  A search of the vehicle revealed a .45 caliber handgun secreted away with in the passenger compartment and several spent shell casings.  There were six persons within the house when the shooting took place.  No one was injured during the incident.
     The suspect was identified as: Justin Waynes Willingham, 20, of Bunker Hill, WV

         Charged with six counts of Wanton Endangerment,
         Burglary, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, and
         Obstructing an Officer.

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