Roanoke Overnight Shooting Victim Identified

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The Roanoke Police Department has released the identity of the man who died in an overnight shooting on Burrell Street.

 According to police, the man who died has been identified as Michael D. Jackson, 42, of Roanoke.


Original story from Roanoke police

On June 8, 2018 around midnight a Roanoke Police Officer while patrolling in the 300 block Orange Avenue NW area heard a gunshot in the vicinity. As the officer was responding, it was reported that there was a subject in the 1600 Block Burrell Avenue that had been shot.

Located in the parking lot of the LT Store was an adult black male with a gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire and EMS responded and transported the male to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 12:40 am.

At this point in the investigation, it appears that the victim and two black males began a verbal altercation inside the store and the confrontation continued to the parking lot. Detectives and Forensics Investigators are collecting evidence and conducting interviews. It is unknown if there is a relationship between the victim and the two black males. No arrest have been made at this time. Identification of the victim will be made after notifications have been made.

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