Lynchburg man charged in connection to downtown Roanoke shooting that sent victim to hospital
Victim, suspect knew each other
ROANOKE, Va. – One person has been taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and a suspect is in custody after a shooting in downtown Roanoke, according to city officers.
The incident happened on 3rd and Campbell in downtown Roanoke around 2:40 p.m., according to police.
When officers arrived, they found 28-year-old John Perdue with gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk near the intersection.
Perdue was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Officers saw a man, 25-year-old Michael Armstead of Lynchburg, running away from the scene as the shots fired call was put out.
Armstead was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Police say that Armstead and Perdue know each other.
Perdue's condition is not known at this time.
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