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Officers arrested the 19-year-old driver whose car was shot on drug charges.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Roanoke police are looking for the driver of a blue SUV who fired gunshots into a sedan on Cove Road on Monday afternoon.
Officers responded to the road’s intersection with Hershberger Road, in northwest Roanoke, shortly before 5 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a shooting. They found a white Hyundai sedan in the 3300 block of Cove Road with multiple bullet holes on the driver’s side.
A news release from Roanoke police said a witness reported that the Hyundai was stopped at a traffic light on the northbound side of Cove when a blue SUV turned off Hershberger into the southbound lanes. The witness told police the driver pulled alongside the Hyundai and fired a handgun out of the window toward the driver.
The blue SUV drove south on Cove while the Hyundai crossed the median and came to a stop in the south lanes of the road.
Police said Monday night that the driver of the Hyundai did not cooperate with the investigation. The release said Taron Lorenzo Dixon, 19, was the only person in the car. He was not injured.
Dixon was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to the release. He was taken to the Roanoke City Jail.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Roanoke police at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500.
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