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Homicide victim was not legally permitted to be in the U.S.

March 08, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man killed Sunday morning in a shooting at an apartment complex south of Martinsburg was a citizen of Mexico and not legally permitted to be in the U.S., Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth M. Lemaster Jr. said Tuesday.

Geronimo Garcia Cruz, 26, of Winchester, Va., was pronounced dead at Suncrest Apartments after he was found with severe head trauma, police have said. A single gunshot wound to the head was determined to be the cause of death on Monday after an autopsy was conducted in Morgantown, W.Va., police have said.

Cruz was found by a resident of the Pikeside-area apartment complex at 2998 Winchester Ave., about 6:25 a.m., police have said.

Lemaster said Tuesday evening that investigators were still actively investigating the homicide.

— Matthew Umstead

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