ROANOKE, Va. – The man who killed one person and shot six others at a Roanoke gay bar more than 20 years ago has died, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Ronald Gay, 75, died on Saturday, Jan. 15, while being treated at a hospital. His death was due to natural causes, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Gay killed 43-year-old Danny Overstreet and hurt six others when he opened fire at the Backstreet Cafe on Salem Avenue in Roanoke on Sept. 22, 2000.
On July 23, 2001, Gay was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences for his crimes and prior to being hospitalized was at Deerfield Correctional Center in Southampton County.