Alleged intruder shot by homeowner in Pittsylvania County has died, officials say

Man taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday night


The man shot by a Pittsylvania County homeowner after officials say he tried to force himself into the person's home on Sunday night has died, according to investigators. 

Staff at Carilion Hospital in Roanoke say that 22-year-old Nicholas Marlowe died shortly before midnight on Sunday night. 

Investigators say they returned to the scene Monday to talk with potential witnesses and to review the scene. 

According to officials, there are no criminal charges at this time, but the Commonwealth's Attorney will be reviewing all evidence and witness statement before a final decision. 

Officials say an autopsy was performed on Monday morning to determine the cause and manner of death. 


A person who officials say was forcing himself into a home was shot by a homeowner in Pittsylvania County Sunday night.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to the Penhook community in the 3800 block of Smith Mountain Road around 8:25 p.m.

Deputies said an investigation revealed the homeowner shot the intruder as he was forcing his way into the home.

The alleged intruder was taken to Roanoke Carillon Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation.

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