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Police arrest Roanoke man after car shot on I-581

Dinkins was charged for malicious wounding

Brent Dinkins Mugshot (Roanoke City Jail)

Roanoke, VaUPDATE

Roanoke Police arrested a man after someone was shot while driving Tuesday night.

According to a search warrant, Brent Dinkins was identified as the suspect and was charged with malicious wounding.

Court documents state that police found Dinkins through surveillance footage of him buying methamphetamine in an apartment.


Roanoke Police are investigating a shooting after a man arrived at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds Tuesday night.

Police have not named the victim or listed his condition.

Investigators say they believe the shooting happened on I-581 Southbound between the Orange and Elm Avenue exits. They also say the victim was driving when the shooting happened.

No arrests have been made regarding this incident.

Roanoke police ask for you to call their tipline at (540)344-8500 if you have information.