News Releases

November 9, 2017

ROANOKE POLICE RELEASE DETAILS ON INCIDENT IN 2600 BLOCK OF FAIRFIELD DRIVE NE

Roanoke, Va.- Roanoke  Police confirm that an officer involved shooting took place Wednesday evening,  November 8th, at approximately  10:09 pm at 2622 Fairfield Drive NE. At 10:08 pm, an armed subject call was  aired for the 2622 Fairfield address. Roanoke E-911 advised a loud disorder was  heard in the background during the 911 call. A Roanoke Police Officer, who was  on foot in the immediate area on an unrelated call, heard E-911 announce the  armed subject call, and walked to 2622 Fairfield where he observed two subjects  on the front porch. The subjects were involved in an active disorder as the  officer approached. The male subject was observed with a gun and ordered to drop  the weapon by the responding officer. The male subject did not comply with the  officers demands. The male subject fired a shot and the officer returned fire,  striking the male subject. The officer requested rescue to respond to the scene.  The female involved was not struck and the officer was not injured.

The male was  pronounced dead at the scene. 

In  accordance with department policy, the Virginia State Police were notified and  will be utilized for the criminal investigation of this incident. The officer  involved has been placed on administrative assignment per department policy. The  suspect’s identity will not be released at this time to allow for proper  notifications to be made. The Virginia State Police Public Information Officer, Corinne Geller, will be the media’s point of contact for further inquiries on  the investigation. She can be reached at 804-674-2789.