Police Investigating Martinsburg Homicide

Police Investigating Martinsburg Homicide

It happened around 11:46 p.m. at an apartment building on the 300 block of Pendleton Drive.

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - Martinsburg City Police are investigating a homicide that happened Monday night. 

It happened around 11:46 p.m. at an apartment building on the 300 block of Pendleton Drive. As officers were arriving to the scene, dispatch informed them a man with gunshot wounds had arrived at Berkeley County Medical Center. Officers say once at the apartment building, they found multiple shell casings laying on the ground outside. 

Officers spoke with witnesses on the scene, who say the victim, Spencer Vancamp, and a friend had gone to a local convenience store and when they returned were approached by two other men displaying handguns. The two men attempted to walk Vancamp and the other man into apartment B, but instead to took them to an adjacent apartment. 

Police say the group of men came in contact with the residents in the adjacent apartment, who opened the door and quickly shut it once they saw the firearms. Police say at that point, one of the suspects fired a round at the door. 

After the door had been shut, police say a struggle ensued with the four men and Vancamp was shot in the upper and lower torso. The second man fled from the area, while the two male suspects fled to a nearby vehicle. 

Vancamp died from his injuries at Berkeley Medical Center. An autopsy is scheduled for December 18, 2013 in Morgantown, West Virginia. 

Police have been investigating the crime scene since Monday night. Both apartments A and B have been blocked with caution tape.

Officers with the Martinsburg Police Department are asking for the community's help in locating both suspects in this crime. Both are described as black males, about 6'0' in height. The suspect vehicle is described as a silver sedan with dark tinted windows. Anyone with information is asked to call them at (304)-264-2100. 

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