Police: Teen charged after reportedly hit by gunfire while trying to rob person in southwest Roanoke last week

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police announced Thursday morning a teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in southwest Roanoke last Monday.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, a call came in at approximately 12:15 a.m. on March 29 about shots fired in the 1400 block of Chapman Avenue SW. As officers were on the way to the scene, they were advised that a person may have been shot.

Police say they found a man with what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound. First responders reportedly brought the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

During the course of the investigation, the department determined 18-year-old Anthony Muhammad, Jr. of Roanoke, was trying to rob a person along Chapman Avenue SW at the time of the incident.

According to officials, that person engaged in a physical struggle with Muhammad, which is when Muhammad was struck by gunfire.

Detectives reportedly presented the case to the April meeting of the Roanoke Grand Jury, where indictments for robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony were issued for Muhammad.

Police say Muhammad came to the Roanoke Police Department on Wednesday, April 7, at which time the afore-mentioned indictments were served and he was taken into custody without incident.

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