CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A Jefferson man and a Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, woman have been charged following the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman on North West Street on Saturday night, according to the Charles Town Police Department.
Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, city police responded to 118 N. West St., Apt. 2, for a call of shots fired, according to a news release.
After entering the apartment, authorities found Taylor Pond, who lived in the apartment, dead of an apparent gunshot wound.
An investigation revealed that Pond was shot by Elliott De John Landsdowne, 28, of Cool Crest Drive in Jefferson, police said.
Landsdowne fled the scene, police said.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office found Landsdowne’s vehicle at his house. An arrest warrant for first-degree murder was issued for Landsdowne and he was taken into custody at his home, police said.
Police also charged Emma Phillips, 20, of Cherrywood Court, which is west of Harpers Ferry, with accessory after the fact.
Landsdowne and Phillips are being held at the Frederick County Detention Center, police said Sunday night.
“This is an active and ongoing investigation,” according to the release. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Charles Town Police Department at 304-725-2714 or Jefferson County 911 at 304-725-8484.
City police were assisted in the investigation by a Maryland State Police aviation unit, a Washington County SWAT team, the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, West Virginia State Police, the Ranson Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.