MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Local NAACP leaders have renewed their call for federal authorities to investigate the fatal shooting of a Virginia man by Martinsburg police.
The organization's leaders in Berkeley County recently sent a letter to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihelnfeld II seeking an investigation.
Martinsburg-Berkeley County NAACP president Hubert J. Smith says that the organization will continue to voice its concerns.
Fifty-year-old Wayne Arnold Jones of Stephens City, Virginia, was shot on March 13, 2013. Police have said Jones drew a knife after the officers stopped him as he was walking on a street. One officer was stabbed during a scuffle.
An autopsy found that Jones was shot 23 times.
NAACP leaders had asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder several months ago to conduct an investigation.