Police: Roanoke County homeowner shoots and kills robbery suspect

On Sunday, February 24, 2019 at approximately 8:55 p.m., Roanoke County Police responded to a disturbance with weapon call in the 6000 block of Carefree Lane. Upon arrival atthat location, officers discovered a male subject had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by Roanoke County Fire & Rescue.

Through further investigation it was determined that the deceased subject, identified as Frankie E. Cordova, 27, of Roanoke, had attempted a robbery at the residence. The victim of the robbery was able to fire his own weapon, killing the suspect. No charges have been placed at this time.

This case is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Roanoke County Police at 540-562-3265.


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