Developing: Shooting confirmed at WVU Medical Campus in Spring Mills

UPDATE: On Monday, December 11th at 8:41 am, Berkeley County Sheriff Deputies responded to the WVU Urgent Care in Spring Mills for a reported shooting. Deputies arrived on scene and located a female shooting victim lying unresponsive in the parking lot. The victim was pronounced dead on scene. She was identified as forty-nine year Jennifer Conley of Hedgesville.

Deputies were able to obtain a description of the suspect and his vehicle, which was relayed to area law enforcement. A short time later, the suspect was stopped by Martinsburg City Police officers. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the traffic stop and took the suspect into custody. A firearm was also recovered during the traffic stop. The suspect was identified as the victim’s ex-husband, Dennis Conley. Conley is fifty-three years old and was residing in Hedgesville.

During their investigation, criminal investigators learned that Conley had been making threats towards his ex-wife in the months preceding the shooting.

Dennis Conley was charged with murder and placed in the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment. He was later arraigned by Magistrate Thompson and remanded to the regional jail without bond.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy D. Jenkins at (304)-267-7000.


11 December 2023- The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department in West Virginia is confirming a shooting at the WVU Medical Campus in the county earlier today.

BCSO say that one person is in custody after the shooting at the Spring Mills campus. There is no danger to the public at this time.

More information will be made available by the Sheriff’s Office as details are gathered. We will update this story as they are given to us.