Roanoke County concludes investigation into Kionte Spencer shooting

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - It's been exactly two months since 18-year-old Kionte Spencer was shot and killed by a Roanoke County police officer. In a statement released on Tuesday, Roanoke County leaders said the Roanoke County Police Department concluded its investigation into Kionte's death.

People in the community continue to call for details about the shooting that killed Kionte Spencer. The incident happened February 26 near the intersection of Electric Road and Brambleton Avenue. Police say when officers arrived, they saw Spencer carrying, what was later determined to be, a B-B gun.

Officers shot him, when he refused to drop it and police have not released the names of the officers involved or video of the shooting.

Community groups planned a gathering to mark the two-month anniversary of Kionte's death. They are also calling for more transparency.

"We want an outside investigation," said Rev. Alonzo Smith, event organizer. "Why in the world do the police have dashboard cameras and the public hasn't seen the dashcam video from this incident yet?"

A statement from Roanoke County reads:

The Roanoke County Police Department's investigation into Mr. Spencer's death has now concluded. The Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has been notified and the Police Department will make all materials and information it has collected pursuant to this investigation available to the Commonwealth's Attorney to examine. There is no timeline set for this to occur. Until this examination has been completed, the Police Department will not provide further information regarding the investigation.

Brenda Hale, president of the Roanoke NAACP, said the organization is collecting information about Kionte's death and plans to submit it to the U.S. Justice Department. Tuesday night's event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Cave Spring Post Office.

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