UPDATE: Police identify victims in Roanoke shootings that may be related

First shooting happened shortly before noon

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer


Police have identified the victims in the Thanksgiving Day shootings in Roanoke. 

Nineteen-year-old Roanoke resident Morgan Nino Stamper-Dizon was pronounced dead at the hospital on Thursday. He was shot on Liberty Road. 

A 20-year-old man, Roanoke resident Evgeniy Aleksander Prokopchak, was also shot later that day on Eastern Ave. NE. He was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

Police are investigating the two shootings as potentially related. 


One person is dead after two shootings in Roanoke on Thanksgiving that police say could be related.

At 11:48 a.m., officers were called to a shooting in the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue Northeast location. They found a man who had been shot, but the suspect or suspects had left the scene. The victim was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. While at the scene, officers developed information that the incident was possibly a home invasion and the victim might have shot one of the suspect(s).

Credit: Roanoke Police Department

About 15 minutes later, officers responded to the corner of Kennedy Street and Liberty Road Northeast where another man had been shot. Witnesses told officers two other individuals who were with the man ran away before officers got there. The gunshot victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are investigating to see if both incidents were related or the result of two separate sets of circumstances. No arrests have been made in either incident

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