Family dispute leads to gunfire, two crashes in Botetourt County that claimed one life

Roanoke Valley News

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police is investigating two crashes that took place Friday night in Botetourt County that involved earlier gunfire and a man who later died from injuries sustained in one of the crashes.

According to VSP, shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, a domestic dispute began that involved a couple and other family members in the City of Roanoke.

The couple and the family members all left the scene and drive through Roanoke County and into Botetourt County where the vehicles stopped at the intersection of Read Mountain Road and Sanderson Drive in the Cloverdale area.

An altercation between the family members occurred at this location which involved shots being fired and the husband and wife leaving in separate vehicles.

A short time later, at 11:37 p.m., State Police was notified of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Read Mountain Rad and Pheasant Run.

One of the two vehicles then proceeded to flee the scene and crashed into an embankment near an apartment complex along Birchwood Lane.

Here, at the second crash scene, State Police located the husband and wife. Both were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The husband, 26-year-old Reshawn Martin of Roanoke, succumbed to his injuries the morning of Saturday, Nov. 21.

The wife’s injuries were said to be serious, but non-life-threatening.

State Police has confirmed that the shots were fired by another adult male family member but no one was injured. At this time, that individual has not been charged.

These incidents are being investigated by the Virginia State Police Salem Division Crash Reconstruction Team and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office.

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