FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2023
Morgantown Police Respond to Open Shots Fired Call
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On August 20th at approximately 1925 hours, Morgantown Police Officers responded to a shots fired call at 1993 Water Street in Morgantown.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male who had received gunshot wounds to his hand and back. Officers also contacted witnesses who provided a description of the suspect. Witnesses stated the suspect was a black male with dreadlock-style hair wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and was initially seen running on foot toward the downtown area.
Additional witnesses stated that the suspect was later seen leaving in a black sedan resembling a Volkswagen Jetta. An additional person of interest was also observed by witnesses fleeing the area. That individual was described by witnesses as a light-skinned black male wearing an orange T-shirt.
The victim was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital by Emergency Medical personnel. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Morgantown Police Department Detective Division at 340-284-7454.
The Morgantown Police Department is committed to its goal of eliminating crime in our city. Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing” by reporting suspected criminal activity to the Morgantown Police Department Switchboard at 304-284-7522. If you need immediate Police attention or a crime is in progress, call 911.
Chief Eric Powell
Morgantown Police Department