By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 16-year-old Martinsburg boy sought in connection with the accidental shooting of a 14-year-old girl on Tablers Station Road last week was captured in a Martinsburg church Wednesday, police said.
Martinsburg City Police, West Virginia State Police and juvenile probation officers began searching the King Street, Lousiana Avenue and Alabama Avenue areas about 3:30 p.m. when City Police Chief Wayne Cleveland spotted the boy in the area, police said.
At one point, Cleveland was chasing the boy on foot, police said.
Cleveland later spotted the boy hiding inside the Westview Baptist Church on South Louisiana Avenue, according to Martinsburg Police.
"After 27 years in police work, I haven't lost my instincts. I just knew he was still hiding close by," said Cleveland.