Authorities identify 16-year-old killed in Monday afternoon shooting in Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Police Department has released the identity of a teenage boy who died as a result of a shooting in northwest Roanoke Monday afternoon.

According to the department, the incident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Monday, April 26 while the officers were in the 2900 block of Salem Turnpike NW. Officials say other officers responded to that location and found two juvenile males who had been shot. They were both transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

However, one of those boys — identified by police on Thursday, April 29 as 16-year-old Jaquice Kearney of Roanoke — died from his injuries.

There is no word on the condition of the other juvenile victim at this time.

Detectives reportedly determined the four people involved in the shooting knew each other.

Police say a 15-year-old boy from Roanoke was charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. According to officials, he was transported to Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center without incident.

The second juvenile was not charged in connection in connection with this incident.

This is an active homicide investigation.

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