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Man sought in Martinsburg shooting found in Delaware

July 24, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man charged in the shooting last month of a Martinsburg resident was picked up Tuesday in Delaware, police said.

Desmond Lamont Davis, 23, no fixed address, was arrested Tuesday at 2 p.m. by police in New Castle, Del., according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department.

Davis, aka Desi and Desert Eagle, is charged in warrants with malicious wonding and wanton endandagerment in the June 16 shooting of Zebudia Pitters in the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Martinsburg, police said.

Pitters was shot in the lower torso and suffered serious injuries, police said. He was treated for his injuries and has recovered, police said.

Davis was being held in Delaware, awaiting extradition to West Virginia, police said.

Detective Lt. George Swartwood said in the news release that the arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the Martinsburg Police Department and the West Virginia State Police crime scene unit. He said the U.S. Marshal Service’s Fugitive Task Force and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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