The police report ends there. It is unclear how the events unfolded or what the motive might have been.
The youth was taken to the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Detention Facility in Parkersburg. A magistrate appointed Rodney Windom as Spencer's attorney on Sept. 4.
Spencer then waived his right to appear at a preliminary hearing, set for Sept. 13, going by Windom's advice. At that hearing, the court ordered Spencer would stay at the detention center.
"Procedurally, his case is going to be handled as an adult. As far as his person goes, he is still a juvenile and has to be treated and housed as a juvenile," Windom explained on Friday.
Doddridge prosecuting attorney Brooke Fitzgerald filed a motion on Sept. 27 to transfer Spencer to adult status. The judge granted that motion last Wednesday.
At the same hearing, Windom requested the court place Spencer under the legal custody of the state Department of Health and Human Resources because his parents were dead and there was no other responsible adult to take custody. The prosecutor agreed with Windom's suggestion, and Sweeney granted the motion.
"If he has to have his appendix out or gets injured, somebody has to have that legal authority to authorize treatment," Windom said.
Spencer likely will make his first court appearance some time next year, before a grand jury. The grand jury meets later this month, but Windom said his client's case will not be ready.
"The investigation is still ongoing. As you can imagine, there's quite a bit of evidence in a case like this," he said.
The grand jury will not meet again until February. The court has not set bail for Spencer, and Windom doubts it will.
Fredrick and Dixie Spencer had two other children. Their oldest daughter, Elisabeth, is a junior at Marshall University and was in Huntington at the time of the shooting. Their oldest son, Ian, a senior at Doddridge County High, was on a date with his girlfriend.