MPD Investigates Homicide

  • MPD Investigates Homicide

    MPD Investigates Homicide

    On January 12, 2017 at approximately 10:17pm, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department responded to 429 Northwestern Avenue in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers found the door to the residence to be ajar, which prompted a security check. Once entering the residence, officers located a deceased male who had suffered a gunshot wound. Officers then contacted investigators, medical personnel, and a medical examiner for follow up investigation.

    Identification is pending on the deceased male, who was taken to the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for an autopsy on January 13, 2017. The manner of death has been ruled as a homicide.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.