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Roanoke man facing second-degree murder charge after weekend shooting

34-year-old Joshua Salters facing second-degree murder charge

Roanoke police arrested 34-year-old Joshua Salters, of Roanoke, in connection with the murder of Kenneth Scott over the weekend on Gayle Street NW.
Roanoke police arrested 34-year-old Joshua Salters, of Roanoke, in connection with the murder of Kenneth Scott over the weekend on Gayle Street NW. (WSLS via Roanoke City Police Department)

ROANOKE, Va.THURSDAY UPDATE

Roanoke police arrested 34-year-old Joshua Salters, of Roanoke, in connection with the murder of Kenneth Scott over the weekend on Gayle Street NW.

Police took Salters into custody without incident. He is charged with second-degree murder, according to Roanoke police.

The investigation is ongoing.


Roanoke police released the name of the man who was shot and killed on Saturday night.

Kenneth Scott, 24, of Roanoke, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting on Gayle Street NW.

This incident is being investigated as a homicide and police have not yet made any arrests in connection with this case.


A man is dead after a shooting Saturday night in northwest Roanoke.

Police said officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Gayle Street NW just before 8:30 p.m.

When they arrived on scene, officers found a man on the sidewalk who had been shot.

Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead on scene.

Police aren’t releasing the victim’s name, pending notification to his family.

Details of this incident are limited, according to police. Detectives and forensics investigators are actively investigating.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text 274637. You’re asked to begin the text with “Roanoke PD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and text can be sent anonymously.


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