- Feb 07
MPD Makes Arrest in Raleigh Street Homicide
On February 3, 2019 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Officers with the Martinsburg Police Department and the Martinsburg Fire Department responded to 405 South Raleigh Street for a call of a man shot in the chest. Upon their arrival they found Mr. Corey Barkhamer, 26, inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers and Medics rendered aid and Barkhamer was transported to Berkeley Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. MPD Detectives learned that Mr. Barkhamer was a resident of 405 South Raleigh Street and was shot during an attempted home invasion by an unknown suspect.
MPD Detectives continued their investigation and determined involvement in the murder by Alvin Gilbert, 27. On February 7, 2019 Gilbert was located and arrested on outstanding drug distribution warrants and brought to the Martinsburg Police Department. Gilbert waived his Miranda rights and gave a statement eventually confessing to the killing. He was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail to await his arraignment for a charge of 1st degree murder.