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UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Morgantown shooting

Justin Lamar, 19
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Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 4:17 PM EDT
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Updated Story (04/16/2021, 10:10 AM):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Justin Christopher Lamar, 19, has been arrested in connection to the shooting incident that took place on April 8th in the Domino’s parking lot at 300 Pleasant Street.

According to the criminal complaint, several witnesses to the shooting identified Lamar as the shooter. Lamar fled the scene before police arrived.

Detectives located video from several sources that showed the victim walk over to Lamar and then Lamar, “pulled a pistol from his waist area.” The criminal complaint says the victim pulled a baton from his pants, attempted to deploy it and advanced towards Lamar. Police say Lamar then fired his gun four times, hitting the victim once.

Lamar is being charged with malicious assault.

Updated Story (04/12/2021, 9:53 AM):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Morgantown Police are looking for a suspect involved in a shooting incident that took place on April 8th in the Domino’s parking lot at 300 Pleasant Street.

Justin Christopher Lamar, 19, is wanted for malicious assault. Lamar is a white male approximately 6 foot 1 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522 ext. 0, or call the TIPS Line to make an anonymous tip at 304-284-7520.

Updated Story (04/08/2021, 5:01 PM):

At around 3 pm, officers with the Morgantown Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the parking lot of Domino’s at 300 Pleasant Street.

Officers say while on scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The man stated that he had been shot by another man after an argument, according to MPD. He was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Officers are trying to find the suspect of the shooting. The suspect has been identified as a 6-foot-tall white male with blond hair. He is wearing a red shirt and grey sweatpants. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot on Cobun Avenue toward the Greenmont neighborhood. Officers are searching the surrounding area and are following up on leads to locate the suspect and other parties what may have been involved.

The suspect is not believed to be dangerous. 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 (04/08/2021, 4:15 PM):

There was a reported shooting in Morgantown on Thursday at around 3 pm, according to Monongalia County 911 Communications Office.

The alleged shooting incident happened near Domino’s’s Pizza on Pleasant Street.

Officials have not reported any injuries at this time.

Morgantown Police are still on scene and are investigating. Stick with 5 News for updates.

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