News Releases

October 15, 2017

ROANOKE POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN 1600 BLOCK OF MERCER AVENUE NW

Roanoke, Va.- On October 15, 2017 at 12:34 a.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Mercer Avenue NW to investigate a report of a man down with a gunshot wound.  Upon arrival officers found the victim, Terrance Devon Pannell, age 26, of Roanoke inside a residence with a least one gunshot wound.  Pannell was pronounced dead at the scene.  Officers collected potential physical evidence from inside the residence.  Officers also conducted interviews with several people familiar with the victim in an effort to establish a timeline of events before the incident.  No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call our tip line at 540-344-8500.  Callers can choose to remain anonymous.