Death-Cause Of Death – Obituary

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – UPDATE: Keandra S. Smith, 29 of Roanoke, was arrested and charged with second degree murder in the death of Grover W. Edwards III, 40 of Roanoke.

EARLIER STORY: One person is dead after a shooting on Williamson Road Friday morning, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Police say they were notified around 11:30 a.m. by the Roanoke City E-911 Center of a person with a gunshot wound in the 3800 block of Williamson Road NW.

Responding officers located an adult male with what appeared to be critical injuries. He was pronounced dead by Roanoke Fire-EMS on the scene. The identity of the man will be released after the family has been notified.

The suspected shooter was found close to the scene and arrested by officers shortly after the shooting occurred. The person was taken to the Roanoke Police Department for an interview with Detectives.

Police say no additional suspects are being sought and this appears to be an isolated incident between the parties involved.

There is no ongoing threat to our community regarding this incident. Schools close by were placed on hold and secure as a precaution, but were not directly affected. There was no direct threat to those schools.

No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Roanoke Police Department at 540-344-8500.

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