MPD Clears Taco Bell Shooting Incident with Two Arrests

  • MPD Clears Taco Bell Shooting Incident with Two Arrests

    MPD Clears Taco Bell Shooting Incident with Two Arrests

    The Martinsburg Police Department announced today that the two juvenile offenders responsible
    for the recent shooting incident in the parking lot of the Foxcroft Avenue Taco Bell are in custody.

    On September 6, 2091 at 6:20 p.m., MPD officers responded to a call of shots fired at 1020 Foxcroft
    Avenue. Arriving on the scene they met a 23-year-old male who informed them he had been chased and
    shot at by an offender with a handgun who was in the company of a male accomplice. The victim was
    able to escape and was not hit. The two subjects ran into the wooded area behind the Lowes store and an
    immediate search of the area by MPD, Berkeley County Deputies, and State Police troopers was
    unsuccessful.

    The victim had been dining with his family inside the restaurant when the offenders entered and
    threatened him. The victim had gone into the parking lot where one of the offenders pulled out a gun and
    fired several shots at him. The victim knew the identity of the person who shot at him and the first name
    of his accomplice. MPD officers later positively identified them as a 16-year-old and 17-year-old
    juveniles.

    The names of the offenders were entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and
    Detective Corporal Jared Luciano obtained juvenile petitions for charges of Attempted Malicious
    Wounding and Wanton Endangerment and Conspiracy to Commit Malicious Wounding and Wanton
    Endangerment. Officers continued to search for the two in both the city and county. One subject was
    located by juvenile probation officers and the second surrendered to the Martinsburg Police Department