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Suspected murderer in custody after shooting at Triangle Mart in Roanoke

Man was pronounced dead on scene

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ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

A 24-year-old Roanoke man faces two charges in connection with a deadly shooting last month in Roanoke.

On Monday, a grand jury indicted Darreonta Reynolds on charges of murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Reynolds has been cooperating with investigators and turned himself in on the charges, according to Roanoke police.

This investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE

Roanoke police have identified the man shot and killed at the Triangle Mart Sunday morning as 26-year-old Jean Nkurunziza.

Officers say Nkurunziza was in a verbal fight with an unidentified person which escalated to the shooting.

This investigation is still ongoing.

Police ask that you call (540) 344-8500 if you have any information on this incident.  Both calls and texts can be anonymous.

ORIGINAL STORY

Roanoke police are investigating a fatal shooting after a man was shot to death overnight.

The shooting happened at the Triangle Mart in the 2600 block of Cove Road Northwest in Roanoke City just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Officers found a man outside the business who was pronounced dead at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation. This is the second shooting at the business in two months. Another shooting happened after an argument escalated in December.

Police are working to notify the victim's next of kin. Police have not announced if there is a suspect in the shooting or if any arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500. You can also text at 274637; please begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it's properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.
 


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