Roanoke Police identify deceased victim in shooting incident

Roanoke Police responded to a report of shots fired at a business in the 2600 block of Cove Road, NW, at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Officers located an adult male deceased on scene outside of the business.

The victim has been identified as Jean De Dieu Nkurunziza, 26, of Roanoke.

The investigation indicates the victim engaged in a verbal dispute with an unidentified individual which escalated to the shooting.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Roanoke Police at 540-344-8500 and share what you know. Tips can also be sent via text to 274637; please begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it is properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

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