Roanoke teen charged in argument that turned deadly

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

ROANOKE, Va. - UPDATE

Roanoke police have arrested a teen after an argument turned deadly. 

Forty-year-old Roanoke resident Jeremy Altman was killed in a shooting in northeast Roanoke on Thursday night. 

Police say Altman and 18-year-old Roanoke resident Laron Simmons were in an argument that escalated to the shooting. They knew each other before the shooting, according to police. 

Simmons is charged with second-degree murder. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 540-344-8500 or text 274637; please begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it's properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous. 

UPDATE 

Roanoke police are investigating after a man was shot to death in northeast Roanoke Thursday night. 

Authorities say officers responded to the 2100 block of Colgate Street NE just before 9:30 p.m. after they received a report that someone was suffering from a gunshot wound. 

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Roanoke Fire-EMS crews. 

Officers say the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 540-344-8500 or text 274637; please begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it's properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Roanoke first responders are investigating after receiving a call for someone with a gunshot wound in northeast Roanoke. 

Officials are investigating in the 2100 block of Colgate Street NE after receiving the call at 9:18 p.m. 

This is a developing story. Stay with us as more details emerge. 

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