Hagerstown police: Greencastle man accused of murder

Christmas Day

A Greencastle man is in custody in West Virginia today, accused of murdering the mother of his child on Christmas Day, according to Hagerstown Police Department.

Berkley County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Justin Kyle Marshall, 34, Sunday afternoon. He faces first degree murder charges filed by Hagerstown, Md., police in the shooting death of Tristen Shifflet, 37.

Hagerstown Police officers responded to 320 S. Burhans Blvd. at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday for a reported gunshot victim. They found a wounded female victim identified as Tristen Shifflet, 37, the mother of Marshall’s young son.

Police said she had a gunshot wound to her neck. First responders rushed her to Meritus Medical Center, where she died of her wounds.

At the time of the shooting, Marshall had a warrant for his arrest in Franklin County on charges related to a November domestic violence incident involving Shifflet. The Pennsylvania charges include aggravated assault, strangulation, simple assault and endangering the welfare of children.

Marshall spent 15 years in a Maryland prison on a 2004 2nd degree murder conviction in a Hagerstown homicide (non-domestic related). He was 17 at the time of his conviction.

Detectives investigating the Christmas Day shooting quickly developed Marshall as a suspect. They allege he shot Shifflet during an argument, then fled to Berkley County, West Virginia.

The couple shared a young child together. Washington County Child Protective Services took custody of the boy and made further arrangements for his housing.

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