Man in custody after northwest Roanoke shooting leaves two people injured

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke Police Department)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — After two people were injured in a Sunday afternoon shooting in northwest Roanoke, police announced Tuesday that a man had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, the Roanoke Police Department say word came in about a person with a gunshot wound in the 2700 block of Glengary Avenue NW.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man and a woman outside of a residence, both of whom had been shot.

According to police, the woman refused treatment for her injuries, which were deemed non-life-threatening. However, the man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The department says no suspects were found at the scene, but over the course of the investigation, officers determined 23-year-old J’Von Jones of Roanoke, was a suspect in the shooting.

Authorities say they obtained warrants for malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a felon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Members of the Roanoke Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task
Force (CARFTF) reportedly tracked down Jones on Monday, Dec. 6 and took him into custody without further incident. Police served the warrants from Sunday’s shooting and other outstanding warrants during this arrest.

As of this writing, police say the shooting is still under investigation.

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