Man arrested in connection with Roanoke Food Lion shooting

The shooting left two hospitalized on Feb. 4

Kemonte Cooper, arrested in connection with a February shooting at Food Lion on Peters Creek Road NW. (Credit: Roanoke Police Department) (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va. – A man was arrested in connection with the Feb. 4 shooting at the Food Lion on Peters Creek Road NW in Roanoke, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

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Police say Kemonte Cooper, 28, of Roanoke County was was charged with the following:

  • Aggravated malicious wounding
  • Use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Discharging a firearm in a public place
  • Shooting in an occupied building
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit

Police said Cooper was the suspect interviewed shortly after the incident occurred.

RPD said detectives worked closely with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to present the case to the March meeting of the Roanoke City Grand Jury.

Cooper came to the Roanoke Police Department on Tuesday where the indictments were served and he was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities.

RPD said this remains an ongoing investigation.

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