MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A crime spree that started with a hostage situation at Roberts Gardens Apartments Thursday afternoon ended with a shooting in Martinsburg, police said.
Police said a man was going to visit friends at Roberts Gardens Apartments, along U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg, when two men approached him, said Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy K.C. Bohrer. One of the men pulled a gun on the victim, Bohrer said.
The victim was robbed, then forced to take the two men in his car to look for money, Bohrer said.
Bohrer said the victim was told that he needed to find some money or he would be killed.
The victim drove the men through Martinsburg and Kearneysville in Jefferson County, W.Va., before ending up on John Street in Martinsburg, Bohrer said.
The two men and the victim stepped out of the victim's car on John Street when the victim noticed a sheriff's deputy walking toward Berkeley County Magistrate Court, Bohrer said.