Police Department Press Release

News, Police Department

On February 22, 2020 at 08:54 hours, Members of the Martinsville Police Department were dispatched to 976 Cloverleaf Court, Apartment “D” in regard to a citizen’s dispute. Officers arrived with assistance from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the Martinsville Fire Department and Morgan County EMS.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a male subject, later identified as 35 year old Joshua Williams suffered two gunshot wounds. The Mr. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Morgan County Coroner Annette Butcher responded to the scene to conduct her investigation and determine the cause off death.

Witnesses indicated that the gunshot wounds were self-inflicted, but this is still an on-going investigation.

Kurt B. Spivey, Chief of Police
Martinsville Police Department