Roanoke PD identifies victim in Sunday night homicide


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke police have identified Sunday night’s homicide victim at 31-year-old Aubrey Belcher.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, officers responded to a report of someone shot on Sunday, Sept. 22, around 9 p.m. in the 100 block of 20th Street NW.

When they got there, officers found a man, later identified as Belcher with gunshot wounds at a business. Roanoke Fire-EMS on the scene pronounced him dead at the scene.

Jamalia Lee says she knew 31-year-old Aubrey Belcher.

“He was a very positive person. He came into my life and changed it drastically. Drastically, he changed it. And for that I do want to say thank you for everything that you taught me,” Lee said.

Lee says Belcher was a good person who did good in the community. So when she heard of his passing, she decided to bring balloons as a memorial.

“Just to show my condolence to everybody, mine especially. Just to show that he will be missed by not just me, myself, but by the community. Just everybody that loved him,” said Lee.

Now, she’s hoping the good he did will live on as a positive example.

“He lived a good life, just by being the person that he was. So I just want everybody to see that just don’t take life for granted.”

“I hope honestly that they find whoever did it so there will be justice. Because he didn’t deserve it.”

The shooting remains under investigation, though police do not believe there is further danger to the public.

If you have information about this case, call Roanoke Police at (540) 344-8500 or text “RoanokePD” followed by your information to 274637.

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