UPDATE: Morgantown shooting suspect turns himself in


UPDATE (4/16/21 10:51 a.m.):

Justin Lamar

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Morgantown Police have announced that Justin Lamar has turned himself in.

Lamar is charged with malicious wounding and is currently being held in the North Central Regional Jail with a $75,000 cash or surety bond.

UPDATE (4/12/21 8:47 a.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Morgantown Police have named a suspect in the shooting incident which took place on Thursday in Morgantown.

A picture of Justin Christopher Lamar. Wanted by Morgantown police in connection with a shooting incident.
Justin Lamar

According to a press release sent out by the Morgantown Police Department, police are seeking Justin Christopher Lamar, 19, in relation to the incident.

Lamar is described as being 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 180 pounds, according to the release.

Those with information may call the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522 ext., or to call the TIPS Line at 304-284-7520 to make an anonymous tip.

UPDATE (4/8/21 5:06 p.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – At approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, Morgantown police officers responded to a shots fired call in the parking lot of Domino’s at 300 Pleasant Street.

According to a press release, officers identified a male with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. The male stated that he had been shot by another male following a dispute. First responding officers administered first aid to the individual until Monongalia County EMS personnel arrived on scene. The individual was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Officers are attempting to locate the shooter at this time, according to police. The shooter is described as a 6-foot-tall white male with blond hair. He is wearing a red shirt and gray sweatpants. The shooter was last seen running away on Cobun Avenue toward the Greenmont neighborhood.

Officers are searching the surrounding area and are following up on leads to locate the shooter and other parties who may have been involved, the release states.

The shooter is not believed to be dangerous, police said. Anyone with information may contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522 ext. 0, or call the Morgantown Police Department TIPS Line to make an anonymous tip at 304-284-7520.

ORIGINAL STORY (4/8/21 4:38 p.m.):

Police responded to a shooting call in Morgantown on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Monongalia County 911 Communications Center, the shooting call came in at around 3 p.m. and was in the area of Pleasant Street in Morgantown, near Domino’s.

This is a developing story. No further information is available at this time. As more information regarding this incident becomes available, this story will be updated.

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