Roanoke man charged with second-degree murder after fatally shooting brother, police say

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other, no on-going danger to public

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE - Aug. 1, 2022

A man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after a deadly shooting on Saturday, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Authorities say the suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Lloyd A. Harris, with the victim identified as 43-year-old John Q. Harris, of Asheville, NC.

We’re told Lloyd and John are brothers.

ORIGINAL STORY - July 30, 2022

Roanoke Police say one man and two dogs are dead after a shooting Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 1:40 p.m. in the 800 block of Hershberger Rd NW.

When police arrived, they found a man inside of a residence with life-threatening injuries. Roanoke Fire-EMS personnel pronounced him dead on scene.

One dog was found dead and a second dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian office where it later died.

The victim’s identity will be released after next-of-kin is properly notified.

The suspect in this case is in custody at this time.

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other and there is no on-going danger to the public.

This remains an active homicide investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500. You can also text us at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

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