Warrants reveal suspect in fatal shooting at Roanoke McDonald’s near Berglund Center

Shooting happened Wednesday afternoon


Court documents reveal the suspect in a Roanoke shooting on Wednesday afternoon that left one man dead.

18-year-old Arieon Roane allegedly killed 21-year-old Sincere DeGroat in the parking lot of a McDonald’s near the Berglund Center, according to court documents.

Warrants claim Roane and DeGroat met at the McDonald’s, got into an argument and then shot each other.

Both men were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment, where DeGroat died. Roane’s condition is unknown.


The Roanoke Police Department announced the name of the man who was shot and killed Wednesday in a McDonald’s parking lot.

Sincere DeGroat, 21 of Wilson, North Carolina, died in the shooting, according to Roanoke police.

Police have not yet announced any arrests in this case and said it remains an ongoing investigation.


One person is dead and a second person was shot at the McDonald’s on Williamson Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 2:30 pm., police responded to the restaurant to find two men who had been shot.

Both men who were shot were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police are now investigating what happened as a homicide.

Police say someone was shot at the McDonald's on Williamson Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said details about what led up to the shooting are limited at this time.

No arrests have been made as part of this active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500 and share what you know with police.

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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.