More details released on deadly 7-Eleven Roanoke shooting

One person was shot and killed at the Grandin 7-Eleven on Sunday night, according to police

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE - June 5, 2023

Isaiah Baldwin is set to go before a jury on August 29.


UPDATE - 11:28 a.m., April 18

Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney, Donald Caldwell, is releasing more details on a 7-Eleven shooting that left one person dead Sunday night.

Authorities have now identified the victim as Steven Crowder and say he was a customer that night who was trying to purchase a tobacco product.

We’re told an argument/confrontation allegedly broke out over the product and Isaiah Carl Baldwin, the 7-Eleven store clerk, reportedly shot and killed Crowder. Authorities say Baldwin immediately left the store afterward.

The Roanoke Police Department was immediately called to the store and obtained statements from witnesses at the scene and a review of video camera footage.

At 2:13 a.m. on Monday, a second-degree murder warrant was issued for Baldwin’s arrest, and shortly before 12:30 p.m. that same day, he was arrested by the US Marshalls.

On Tuesday morning, Baldwin was arraigned. He is set to appear in court on May 27 at 9 am. for a preliminary hearing.

7-Eleven, Inc. released the following statement in regard to the incident:

We are aware of the situation that took place in Roanoke on Sunday evening and our thoughts are with the family of the victim. 7-Eleven is cooperating closely with local law enforcement to provide any support necessary to determine the cause of this incident.

7-Eleven

UPDATE - 2:50 P.M., April 17

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting at the Grandin 7-Eleven, according to police.

Authorities said Isaiah Bladwin of Roanoke was identified as a suspect early on in the investigation.

Warrants were obtained overnight according to police and Baldwin was taken into custody early Monday by the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force without any issues.

Baldwin was taken to the Roanoke Police Department to speak with detectives and was taken into custody by the Roanoke Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said this remains an ongoing investigation.

On Tuesday, 7-Eleven, Inc. released the following statement in regard to the incident:

We are aware of the situation that took place in Roanoke on Sunday evening and our thoughts are with the family of the victim. 7-Eleven is cooperating closely with local law enforcement to provide any support necessary to determine the cause of this incident.

7-Eleven

ORIGINAL STORY

One person dead following shooting at Grandin 7-Eleven, according to police

Roanoke Police say one person is dead following a shooting at the 7-Eleven on Grandin Road SW.

The Roanoke Police Department was alerted about a shooting shortly before 9 p.m. and remained on scene until about 5 a.m.

Police say there is no active threat to the surrounding community.

No word on a suspect or suspects at this time.

This is the fifth deadly shooting in Roanoke this year.

We’re working for you to learn more.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text the department at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

If you live in the area where this incident occurred and have security cameras, please check available video and send in anything you think could be related to this offense to fsu.photos@roanokeva.gov or send it to them via social media.

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