Roanoke Police make arrest for malicious wounding

Roanoke-PoliceFrom Roanoke City Police: On August 27, 2014 at 10 p.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to a disorder call in the 2000 block of Mountain View Terrace SW.  While responding to the call, officers were advised that the call had been upgraded to a gunshot wound.  Officers found the victim, a 38-year-old man from Roanoke, on the sidewalk with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.  Several witnesses provided officers with a suspect description. Responding officers located an individual nearby matching the description of the suspect in the shooting. He was positively identified by witnesses, arrested, and subsequently interviewed.  The weapon suspected to have been used in the shooting was recovered. The suspect was identified as Marquis Deshay Staples, age 19, of Roanoke. After further investigation officers charged Staples with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.  He was taken to Roanoke City Jail.

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