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Authorities investigating officer-involved shooting that left one hurt in northwest Roanoke

Cruiser involved in crash while responding to incident

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Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one hurt off Hershberger Road in northwest Roanoke. 

Officers responded to a trespassing call at a business in the 1600 block of Hershberger Road NW around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. 

An officer responding to the incident reportedly found the subject on scene and started talking with him. During the conversation, authorities say the officer saw he had a gun and fired his gun at the individual.

At some point during this incident, a suspect locked himself in a bathroom at the Krispy Kreme located at 1625 Hershberger Rd NW.

Authorities say the man was hit by the officer's gunfire and ran away. He was apprehended not far from the scene and taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

Police found a weapon at the scene.

While responding to this incident, a Roanoke police cruiser was involved in a crash at the intersection of Gainsboro Road and Orange Avenue NW.  The cruiser was towed away and the intersection has reopened. 

The patrol car reportedly hit another car before going into oncoming traffic and hitting two other cars. 

Several people were taken to the hospital for what authorities believe are non life-threatening injuries. 

 


UPDATE

Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one hurt off Hershberger Road in northwest Roanoke. 

According to Capt. Stephen Keats, one person was shot in the area near the Lowe's parking lot behind Krispy Kreme off Hershberger Road NW.  

Local police say they are waiting for state police to respond to the incident per protocol. 

Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area due to the large area of the investigation. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Officers and other first responders are in the parking lot of Lowe's in Northwest Roanoke off of Hershberger Road NW. 

Authorities have not released any details in connection to the incident. 

10 News has a crew on the way to learn more about the incident. 


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