A man who held a woman against her will was shot in Roanoke by someone who came to help her, police said.

Roanoke police responded to a shooting on the 2100 block of Tinker Drive N.E. around 11 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police the man who was shot left on foot. Officers searched the area and found Jesus Alvarado, 35, of Texas. He had been shot in the abdomen, according to a news release.

Alvarado was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries the news release said were not believed to be life-threatening.

During their investigation, police discovered Alvarado had held a woman against her will overnight. A man who knew the woman came to help her, police said. Alvarado tried to attack the man with a knife, and he responded by shooting Alvarado twice, according to the release.

Alvarado faces charges of abduction and malicious wounding; the release said warrants will be served when Alvarado is released from the hospital, where he is in police custody.

The man who shot Alvarado has not been charged, according to the release. The investigation is ongoing.

Casey Fabris covers Franklin County, Rocky Mount and Ferrum College.

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