Police are investigating the shooting at a home on Roanoke’s Grandin Road as a homicide.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
A man was found shot multiple times in southwest Roanoke on Wednesday afternoon. Police are investigating it as a homicide.
Capt. Monti Lee said officers responded to a 911 call in the 2600 block of Grandin Road just before 1 p.m. from a person who found the door of a home ajar while checking on someone who lives there.
Officers found an adult male dead with wounds to his body, Lee said. He said physical evidence at the scene indicated that the victim was shot multiple times. He said that cartridge cases were found adjacent to the man’s body. He would not say if a weapon was found at the scene.
Police on Wednesday did not release the man’s identity. Lee said the identity of the man is believed to be known, but it is not being released pending confirmation.
A man who arrived at the scene said his younger brother lived in the residence that was being investigated and said his brother had not been heard from in about 24 hours, which he said was unusual. He said he had not been told whether this brother was the person found dead.
The man said he’d driven to Roanoke from Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday morning after he and his mother failed to reach his brother by phone.
He and other members of his family could be seen crying and consoling one another on a street just off Grandin Road. The mother was interviewed by several police detectives.
Evidence technicians entered the home Wednesday afternoon and were examining a tan, four-door Chrysler sedan parked in the driveway that they later towed away. Lee said the victim’s body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing . Anyone with information is asked to call Roanoke police at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500.
Staff writer Tiffany Holland contributed to this report.