Man shot, killed by employee after entering Roanoke business with gun, firing several rounds

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer, Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer


A man is dead after police say he entered a Roanoke store, fired several rounds, and was then fatally shot by an employee of the store. 

After an investigation, authorities discovered that 27-year-old Jeffrey Burnette went inside Suga Ray's Gaming on Shenandoah Avenue with a gun and fired several rounds. 

Authorities say Burnette was then fatally shot by an armed employee of the gaming store.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they say they found Burnette inside the store suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Police say that Burnette was pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to police, this incident is still under investigation and the Roanoke Police Department is working with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. 


Roanoke police are investigating an overnight shooting. 

It happened at a 24-hour game store on Shenandoah Ave. near the 36th Street intersection, which is a couple of blocks from Fairview Elementary. 

The call came in at 3:17 a.m. for a shooting at Suga Ray's Gaming. Police are still on the scene. 

Roanoke City dispatchers could not yet say whether or not anyone was hurt. The dispatch supervisor was not aware of any arrests. 

10 News has a crew there working to confirm details. Check back for updates. 

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