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UPDATE: Suspect Identified after a shot was fired in Downtown Apartment

By Staff | May 19, 2013

UPDATE—According to Shepherdstown Police Chief, David Ransom a suspect has been positively identified following reports of an incident involving gunfire.

Ransom issued the following information via press release this afternoon:

Today, at approximately 1:03 p.m., the suspect entered an apartment in the 100 block of East German St. in Shepherdstown. The suspect encountered one of the residents living there and stated he was looking for another resident that lives there. The suspect then produced a handgun.

The resident retreated to his room as the suspect fired a shot that went through the floor and into the restaurant below. The bullet lodged in the wall near a table of patrons. The suspect then fled the area. No one was hurt during this incident. The suspect is described as a heavy set white male, 20 to 25 years-old, possible first name of “Eli”, driving a light turquoise Saturn, two-door vehicle. Suspect may be from the Hedgesville area of Berkeley County.

—The suspect is currently being questioned by police officials. Chief Ransom said he’d like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying the possible shooter.

Continue to check www.shepherdstownchronicle.com for updates as this story develops.