Police investigating Morgantown shooting

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Morgantown police are investigating a shooting Monday night.

The following is according to a press release by the Morgantown Police Department.

Officers responded to a report that shots were fired near the 800 block of Grand Street around 10:20 p.m.

Witnesses described a vehicle to officers that was in the area at the time of the shots. Officers also received reports of a suspicious person in the area.

Officers then discovered 18-year-old Chance Williams of Morgantown on Webster Avenue with what appeared to be blood on his pants. They say Williams appeared to have been in a physical altercation, was not cooperative with the officers and gave a false identity.

Around this time, the officers were notified by Ruby Memorial Hospital of a patient that was a shooting victim.

Officers found a car with damage from gunfire in the hospital’s parking lot. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Marquise Hicks of Morgantown, was treated for multiple gunshot wounds and is in stable condition.

When officers attempted to process Williams and test him for gunshot residue, Williams attacked an officer by head-butting him in the face and grabbed disinfectant gel in an attempt to clean his hands.

Williams is charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Obstructing an Officer, Trespassing, Public Intoxication and Underage Consumption of Alcohol. He is pending arraignment.

Detectives are investigating the incident and additional charges are pending.