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Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in Northwest Roanoke

Happened early Saturday morning

A man is in the hospital after a officer-involved incident in Northwest Roanoke.
A man is in the hospital after a officer-involved incident in Northwest Roanoke.

ROANOKE, Va. – A man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Northwest Roanoke on Saturday, according to Virginia State Police.

At about 1:40 a.m., Roanoke Police received the report of a disturbance in the 900 block of Glenn Ridge Road NW and were told that a man would not leave the property.

Officers said once they arrived and spoke with the reporting person and the trespasser, they discovered that no assault had taken place, and no one was injured. Authorities determined that it was a verbal altercation, told the man to leave the scene and ensured that he had left before they departed.

However, at approximately 4:20 a.m., Roanoke Police were sent to the home again regarding the same man trespassing the property. When officers arrived, they found him lying in some bushes in front of the house.

Officers said they attempted to speak with him, but he refused to comply with their verbal instructions, telling them several times that he had a gun.

During the encounter, more than one officer on scene fired their guns, striking him. Afterward, Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Authorities report that no officers were injured during this incident, and said the officers involved will be placed on administrative assignment per department policy.

Virginia State Police will be investigating this incident further.


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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.