MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The suspect wanted for allegedly shooting a downtown shop owner during a robbery has been arrested.
Clyde Patterson III, 59 of Martinsburg, was taken into custody late Wednesday night by the Martinsburg Police Department. He has been charged with robbery and malicious wounding.
Guadalupe Bustillos, 64, remains in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital after Patterson allegedly shot her in the face.
Patterson is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail on $120,000 bond.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A shooting Wednesday left the owner of a downtown Martinsburg store seriously injured.
Martinsburg Police Chief Maury Richards said the call came in just after 4:30 p.m. to Lupita’s Grocery Store at 149 N. Queen St.
Authorities found the female victim, 64-year-old Guadalupe Bustillos, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the face.
Witnesses on the scene described the gunman as a tall black male wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.
The victim was last reported in critical condition after being transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Martinsburg Police reported the robbery was likely the motive in the shooting. An investigation continues.
A vigil for Bustillos will be held Thursday evening at 7 in front of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Martin Street in Martinsburg.
WEPM’s Marsha Chwalik contributed to this story.