The Martinsville Police Department has issued an updated press release on the shooting that occurred on June 2nd. Warrants have been issued for one adult and one juvenile on charges of armed robbery, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and shooting into an occupied building, among other charges. 23-year-old Antonio Waller of Booker Road in Martinsville will be charged for attempting to commit an armed robbery of an individual who was in a vehicle at the gas pumps at 937 E. Church Street. The victim of the robbery was also armed and upon drawing his weapon shots were fired by both people. The victim was not struck, but did shoot Waller once. A juvenile accompanying Waller, whose name has not been released due to age, also pulled a gun and began shooting. Juvenile warrants have been issued for attempted robbery, shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, and various other charges. The juvenile turned himself in to police on June 8th and has been transferred to W.W. Moore. Waller is still under medical care at Carilion in Roanoke.
Original Release from 6/3/19
On June 2, 2019 at approximately 9:30 pm, the Martinsville Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a convenience store located at 937 E. Church Street. At this time evidence indicates that the incident was a result of an attempted armed robbery of an individual. Several vehicles and the building were struck with bullets. One person was shot with non-life threatening injuries who was taken to SOVAH of Martinsville and subsequently was flown to Carilion in Roanoke where he is being treated. The case is currently under investigation and no further information will be given at this time. If anyone has any information regarding this crime, contact Sgt R. L. Ratcliffe at 276-403-5331 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME .