Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said authorities know the man had been living in the Martinsburg area “for a period of time,” but did not have a fixed address for him or know where he’s been staying.
The Stephens City, Va., address that was released by police Thursday for Jones was obtained from an identification card, according to Games-Neely.
“They don’t know why he was here,” Games-Neely said.
An autopsy of Jones is scheduled for Friday in Morgantown, W.Va., Games-Neely said.
Police Chief Kevin Miller could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Five officers who were involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave and the West Virginia State Police is conducting an investigation for the incident, according to the release.
Police closed at least one block of Queen Street in Martinsburg after the shooting. The street at town square was taped off and an officer later extended the cordoned area farther, wrapping tape around a small post of the historic courthouse and the traffic signal pole.
Flashing lights of several police cars filled the block of Queen Street north toward Burke Street.
Officers appeared to be focused on the west side of Queen Street in the vicinity of Peking Restaurant and Southwood Books.
A white sheet stretched along the sidewalk in that area obstructed the view.
The shooting was the fourth police shooting in Martinsburg in less than two years.
• Dec. 28, 2012 — Martinsburg police shot and killed Tiffany Lee Overholser, 45, of 108 S. Georgia Ave., after police said she took several steps toward two officers and pointed a gun at one of them. A Berkeley County grand jury last month decided against further investigation of two officers involved in the fatal shooting.
• March 11, 2012 — A Martinsburg Police Department officer shot Douglas Charles Butler in the chest after Butler allegedly attempted to stab the officer with a railroad spike. Butler was indicted in May 2012 on one count of attempted malicious assault and his trial is set to begin March 26 in Berkeley County Circuit Court, Games-Neely said this week.
• Sept. 26, 2011 — Two Martinsburg police officers shot Michael Kelly Silver, 42, multiple times in the ATM lane of a bank drive-through after he carjacked a woman and her 4-year-old daughter at Martinsburg Mall. The fatal shooting was deemed justifiable by a Berkeley County grand jury that reviewed evidence compiled in the case.