MPD Investigates Shooting

  • MPD Investigates Shooting

    MPD Investigates Shooting

    Click to read updated press release from July 28, 2017.

    On July 27, 2017 at approximately 12:45 pm, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department responded to 222 Frederick Street in Martinsburg for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they were advised that one of the residents of that address, Kristen Calvin Pennix (DOB: 3/28/1986), had suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the upper abdomen. Officers found Mr. Pennix lying near the back door of the house and he was assisted by medics with the Martinsburg Fire Department. He was then transported to Berkeley Medical Center for further treatment.

    The suspect is believed to be a black male, possibly wearing a black hoodie-style sweatshirt. It has not yet been confirmed whether the suspect left on foot or in a vehicle. The investigation remains ongoing at this time and anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.