Police: One critically injured, one in custody after early morning shooting in northwest Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke Police Department)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A man is facing multiple charges after a shooting outside a northwest Roanoke business early Friday morning left another person critically injured, according to police.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, officers were notified about a person with a gunshot wound in the 3800 block of Williamson Road NW.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man inside a business in the area with what appeared to be a critical gunshot wound. The man was brought to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment, but there is no word on his current condition.

Throughout the course of the investigation, the department says witnesses reported that 52-year-old Jeffrey E. White of Roanoke, got into a fight with another patron of the business before White left the business.

According to authorities, White was confronted by the victim outside of the business, which is when the shooting occurred. White then ran away from the scene.

Officials say that patrol officers worked with regional task force investigators to search for White, who was ultimately found somewhere in Roanoke City Friday morning.

Police tell WFXR News that White was taken into custody without incident and charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

As of this writing, this investigation is reportedly still ongoing.

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